Nobody broke the internet in 2014, but the heartbreaking death of comic genius Robin Williams may have come close, as more people searched the late comedian's name on Google than anything else this year.

Google's list of the top search trends for 2014 reveals how much tragic events like the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Ebola epidemic were on the minds of the world's population this year. It also underscores the rapidly growing influence of mobile technology, as the 2013 mobile game Flappy Bird claimed a spot in the top 10.

The iPhone 6 earned the top spot for consumer electronics searches in 2014, edging out the Samsung Galaxy S5, while actress Jennifer Lawrence beat out Kim Kardashian in the most-searched people category (phew).

In addition to the top overall list, see which books, people, and tech gadgets the world searched for the most in 2014.

Published on: Dec 16, 2014