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Top 2013 Local Bay Area Search Terms from

By askdotcom // January 8th, 2014

The Bay Area is just the best place to live. It’s a fact.

OKAY, maybe we’re a little bias because it’s our home sweet home, but come on; you have to admit it’s one of the coolest spots in the world. Any local will tell you that it’s fast-paced with tons of character, nestled between greenery and grapery (hello, Napa) with some of the most sought-after urban neighborhoods… Oh, and did we mention folks from the Bay Area also made Batkid happen? Just saying.

And people here are passionate about the area, its culture, and everything that happens here day in and day out. All you have to do is look at users’ top questions to see that we are on top of breaking news, popular events and what’s happening with our beloved sports teams.

Now that 2013 is officially over, we’ve tallied the top local Bay Area search terms of the year from

1. Asiana Crash at SFO
2. New Bay Bridge
3. America’s Cup
4. Batkid
5. New 49er Stadium
6. Oakland A’s Playoffs
7. Kanye and Kim engaged at AT&T Park
8. Limo fire on San Mateo Bridge
9. BART Strike 
10. California Budget Surplus

What will Bay Area locals search for in the year ahead? Will Kim and Kanye continue to make headlines in 2014? We have a feeling Miley will be a contender on the list with her tour stopping at the Oracle Arena in February. And our sports teams have been kicking butt in and out of the Arena lately, too, with the Warriors’ winning streak and the Niners recent entry into the next round of the NFL playoffs. Super Bowl, anyone?

What do you think will make the biggest headlines in 2014? Tell us in the comments!

- Suraya Akbarzad, 

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Ask Ranks 2013’s Top Viral Videos and Memes

By askdotcom // December 3rd, 2013

Who doesn’t love a good viral video? Ask ranked the year’s most popular viral videos and memes.

The Dove Real Beauty Sketches and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s rendition of “Space Oddity” made the top video list while an unflattering Beyonce and a photo-bombing Bill Clinton were among the most popular memes of 2013.

Did your favorites make the list? Check out the full list at!

- Suraya Akbarzad,

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2013’s Most Popular Questions and Search Terms Unveiled!

By askdotcom // November 21st, 2013


As another year draws to a close, Ask took a stroll down memory lane for a look back at the questions and searches that drove your curiosity the most in 2013. Babies reigned supreme in the search world this year, with top overall news and celebrity searches about North West and Royal Baby Prince George.

Ask users followed the buzz around Miley’s VMA performance and made sure to set their DVRs for the series finale of Breaking Bad. You also turned to us to answer questions about this year’s more serious matters like Typhoon Haiyan and the recent government shut down.  

Check out the full 2013 list - did any of your questions make the cut? 

- Suraya Akbarzad, 

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