As we begin 2016, we have taken a retrospective look at 2015 and the trends that were...
Top “How to” search on Google Australia – How to Tie a Tie
Top “What is?” search on Google Australia – Netflix
Top recipe search on Google Australia – Pancake Recipe
Most Globally Googled Topic – Paris Under Attack – 897+m searches
Colour of the year
Oxford Word of the Year
"Face with tears of joy"
Biggest crowdsourced project of the year
Top 2015 Kickstarter Project – Pebble Time - $20.34m USD
Social media: Instagram
Most Liked Post
Meme of the year
Most Reblogged Meme
Pepe the Frog
Background: Pepe the Frog is an anthropomorphic frog character from the comic series Boy’s Clubby Matt Furie. On 4chan, various illustrations of the frog creature have been used as reaction faces, including Feels Good Man, Sad Frog, Angry Pepe, Smug Frog and Well Meme’d.
Most Retweeted Tweet
From boy band One Direction, Harry Styles’ tweet of gratitude to fans was sent after word came out that Zayn Malik was leaving the band. This tweet was retweeted almost 750,000 times, making it the most popular tweet of 2015 and one of the most popular messages ever published on the social media platform.
# of the year
Top Twitter Hashtags
- Music = #OneDirection
- TV = #KCA (2015 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards)
- Tech = #iPad
- News = #jobs
- Stars = #ArianaGrande
- Top Place = Disney theme parks
- Top Athlete = Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
- Top Entertainer = Ed Sheeran
- Top Movie = Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Top Politician = Barack Obama
- Top Game = FIFA 15
- Top TV Show = Game of Thrones
Top Smartphone App Released in 2015 – Apple Music with approx. 55m downloads.
Best Selling Album
25 by Adele
Best Selling Song
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Top Trending Video (Trending includes shares, comments and views)
Silento- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) #WatchMeDanceOn
Most Watched YouTube Video Released in 2015
Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack