The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Facebook, Betting Consumed Ugandan's Time On Internet

What do most Ugandans use the Internet for?

Google's end-of-year outlook for 2013 gives an interesting picture. According to the search engine, most Ugandans have used the internet for social media and searching celebrities.

Google's Zeitgeist 2013 offers an outlook on the year's hottest trends based on what people searched. Facebook, sports and entertainment websites were top of Uganda's searches.

"Paul walker, Nelson Mandela and the rare hybrid eclipse that occurred in Uganda were the search queries that topped the 2013 trending list with Paul Walker being the most - searched celebrity of the last 12 months," reads a press statement by Google.

Other trending searches for the year were the Kenya elections and Coke Connect. Facebook comes at the top as the country's most searched website. Ugandans' growing addiction to betting can be seen from the list with three of the top visited five sites all betting sites. The top searched sites are Facebook, livescore, waptrick, soccervista and xscore.

Interesting searches also included, how to "love" and how to kiss. This category came second of the searches made. Google reveals that the top five "how to" questions asked by Ugandan are how to kiss, love, hack, bet and pray.

The most searched institutions were Makerere University, Uganda Revenue Authority, Kyambogo University, Orange Uganda and Kenya Airways.

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