Rather depressingly, Donald Trump, Brexit and the General Election were the most popular search terms on Yahoo in 2017.
Yahoo’s annual Year in Review found that Trump was the most-searched term of the year, ahead of two top political issues in the UK, and a range of musical and TV shows.
Ed Sheeran and Strictly Come Dancing completed the top five, while Love Island, Game of Thrones, North Korea and Ariana Grande were all in the top 10.
Trump also topped the most-searched for news story list of the year, which also included Hurricane Irma and the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Sheeran also topped the celebrities search list, beating Ariana Grande and Cheryl to the post. Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle also came in at number six on the list.
But the most searched query of the year among UK Yahoo users was revealed to be ‘how to make slime’.
Nick Petche, Yahoo’s editor in chief, said: ‘This year’s most searched terms echo the state of the nation in 2017. The public have been keen to engage and hear more on the events that have caused anxiety, but also source light relief in the world of entertainment.
‘With Donald Trump, Brexit and the General Election being the most searched terms in the past year, politics – for good or bad, foreign or domestic – is dominating the national conversation.
‘Donald Trump continues to polarise, not only making him the most searched-for politician, news item and general search term in the country, but also shining the spotlight on his wife, Melania, and daughter Ivanka.’