Google’s most-searched recipes of 2017 show a frantic nation looking for comfort food

Google released its Top 10 list of most-searched items in 2017 this week, and frankly, the overall list was a bit underwhelming, as people demanded more information about Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer, and fidget spinners. Getting more granular, though, when we dive into the most-searched recipes in the U.S., the results…

Google blew it by putting cheese on top of their burger emoji, expert says

This is how life in 2017 operates: A series of fleeting moments—with the world exploding and doom encroaching and everywhere a shit-splattered hellscape—where we’re able to fixate on something totally stupid and inconsequential, react with exaggerated sentiments, then return to the ceaseless and horrifying misery that…

Americans are desperately seeking ham shops and other Thanksgiving Google-search revelations

How many times did you Google “ham shop” this year? We’d cop to fairly regular internet sweeps of pork purveyors, but the phrase really spikes in national searches around noon the day before Thanksgiving. Google Maps and Google News Labs teamed up to visualize some of the more unique, location-based searches around…