Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 10 Web Searches of the Last Week of the Year

The searches of the last full week of the year were quite mixed this year.  Some make sense, but some through me by surprise.  Here they are:

47 Ronin  
Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin, samurai from the 18th-century in Japan who must make their own way and learn to coalesce without a named leader.

Apparently, McD’s shut down its own employee resource website, the site was littered with insinuations of bad food choices (some of which THEY sell) vs good food choices as well as allowances in the budget for second jobs, hinting that many employees on their payroll are not being paid living wages.

It appears folks on the internet were looking for movies to watch.  The interesting thing was that most of those searches were to watch movies online vs. at the theatre. Cinemark, AMC, and other exhibitors can’t be too happy about that.

Restaurants Open on Christmas
I have got to admit I was one of those looking for a place to grab a meal on Christmas.  I ended up snagging a good deal at the Waffle House.

With the holidays comes the yearly rush of phone calls throughout the world, but wait.  Phone calls can be costly, so most opted for other ways to communicate on a budget.  Microsoft got a chance to flaunt their brand once again as people took advantage of Skype’s great quality chat features.

Possibly spurred by the purchasing of gift cards, iTunes most likely saw record numbers of people flocking to its servers to satisfy the entertainment needs of many.

Stores Open on Christmas
Procrastinators or really smart people?  For those who realized that many stores were to remain open on Christmas Day, this holiday was a really great time to get out and shop.  Why look for things in a crowded place when you can park really close to the store and enjoy the store, practically to yourself?  Also, many of the gift card shoppers hit the streets to spend theirs right away.

Wolf of Wall Street
What an appropriate place to showcase an advanced screening of a the movie Wolf of Wall Street than watching it behind the Goldman Sachs building?

Left 4 Dead 2 was free on the Steam download store for Christmas and they saw their site hit with the most number of visits since the launch of their enterprise in 2009.

Merry Christmas
Finally, the search that saw over half a million for this term really hit home especially for Apple as they officially launched the iPhone on China Mobile.  The giant tech company should be pleasantly greeted by very healthy numbers as the markets open. So far the stock price has been up nearly $14 for the holiday shopping season.

So, what did you search for the last week as you lounged on your new tablet or phone?  Hopefully CellPhonius was one of the sites you visited the most, and for that, I thank you.  You have made this year be a great one for both my website and my YouTube Channel, which I hope you visit and subscribe to. Enjoy surfing about and check back for the latest in tech news and perspectives you can use.  Send in your questions and connect with me on Twitter @maestroalvarez and on Google Plus at +Danny Alvarez

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