• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Robin Williams is Google’s top search trend; in Costa Rica, it’s Keylor Navas

December 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Robin Williams’s death had people worldwide scouring the Internet for insights into the famed comic’s life, making him the hottest search trend of the year on Google, the web giant said Tuesday.

“The passing of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams shook the world, bringing many people online to search for more information and to remember, and putting Williams in the #1 spot on our global trends charts,” said Google’s vice president of search, Amit Singhal, in a blog post.

“There was even an uptick in searches related to depression tests and mental health in the days following his death.”

Williams, known for high-energy, rapid-fire improvisation and clowning, was found dead on August 11 at his home in Marin County, north of San Francisco.

AFP
Keylor Navas poses with a Real Madrid jersey. AFP

Google also released its most searched items by country. Dominating Ticos’ searches for 2014 was the Costa Rican superstar goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who commanded steady searches during his stand-out World Cup performance in June, his recruitment to soccer club Real Madrid in August and the illegal investigation by the Judicial Investigation Police of him and his family in October.

You may be interested

Central America begins ban to protect lobster
Fishing
1699 views
Fishing
1699 views

Central America begins ban to protect lobster

AFP and The Tico Times - February 27, 2021

Countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic on Monday will begin a ban to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster…

Costa Rica authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19
Costa Rica
2480 views
Costa Rica
2480 views

Costa Rica authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19

The Tico Times - February 27, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities on Friday authorized the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, based on the endorsement of…

Nearly 100 locations now offer antigen tests for travelers in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
3276 views
Costa Rica
3276 views

Nearly 100 locations now offer antigen tests for travelers in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. More than 100 labs in…