Grumpy Cat and twerking - popular search terms of 2013

Winners this year include Prince George (the new royal baby), the iPhone 5  and twerking.

US searchesThe US top ten of Yahoo search terms is the usual reassuring mix of celebrities (Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber), technology (iPhone 5) and gaming (Minecraft).  For expert editorial analysis you can do no better than Ron Burgundy's explanatory video available on the Yahoo website.Bing has also released its analysis of the top US search terms, showing the top tens in a range of categories including most searched for musicians, sports teams and people.  Prince George was Bing's most searched news story in 2013.Bing figures also include searches for social media, apps and streaming websites.US: Pinterest , Harlem Shake and Candy Crush
  • Bing's figures show that Pinterest has entered its top ten of social media searches for the first time this year and has taken second place, with only Facebook ahead of it.
  • Harlem  Shake was the most popular meme in 2013, followed by Grumpy Cat
  • Candy Crush was the most searched for app, beating Angry Birds into second place
UK Bing searches
  • Twitter has replaced YouTube as the UK's most searched for social media site
  • Facebook takes fourth place, behind LinkedIn and Skype
Meanwhile, YouTube has released its top trending videos for 2013.  Norway's The Fox takes top spot, followed by the original Harlem Shake.Twitter has also released its 2013 review, including this wonderful month-by-month breakdown of top news hashtags and photographs from people on the spot.The Google top search terms are expected to be released later this year.[Follow Val Skelton on Google+]