So what have Zimbabweans been asking Google this past month? Google has a tool called Google Insights for Search that can give us that answer. Top on the list of the things that interested Zimbabweans the most is Malema. Malema of course is Julius Malema, the South Africa politician who’s been in the news lately for a lot of reasons.
Why that attracted so much attention from us Zimbabweans we don’t know. His stance on the SA land issue maybe in relation to our own land redistribution and indigenisation here. Who knows.
Second and third on the list are “dynamos fc” and “tsvangirai” (Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister ) respectively. Dynamos is actually listed twice, with the second entry just as “Dynamos” at number 5. The president of the country, Robert Mugabe was the 4th most popular rising search term.
The Google Insights trends show the percentages by which a search term’s popularity has increased on Google Search over a given period.
Wonder what searches will be popular in December. Nando’s maybe?
Update (29 Nov): title updated for clarity