Cape Town – One week after South Africans headed to the polls for the local government elections, it looks like we have already moved on.

According to Google SA, voting week saw election-related searches trending 18 times, but search trends this week paint a different picture. Even coalitions being fiercely negotiated between political parties didn’t crack this week’s top 10.

The top trending questions on Google SA this week were:

1. How to start a blog

2. How many sports are in the Olympics?

3. What is bipolar?

4. What is climate change?

5. How to stop coughing

6. What is lupus?

7. How many countries are in the Olympics?

8. What to do when you are bored

9. How to get rid of stretch marks

10. How to trace a number

The Olympics have captured local search attention this week, with the search terms “South Africa vs Iraq” trending on Thursday, “Olympics” trending on Wednesday with over 200 000 searches as well as “Simone Biles”, “Rio Olympics 7s”, “Chad le Clos”, and “South Africa vs Denmark” all trending since Monday.

The information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what South Africans have been searching for and asking Google about this week.

– IOL, adapted from a press release

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