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What we searched for in 2014 says a lot about us

There are many reasons to search for information on the internet: to learn something new, to make sense of devastating events, to remember those who have left us.

But the one thing all of our internet searches have in common is that somewhere, there is a person typing those words into a box, hoping to find some sort of answer to some sort of question.

This new video from Google displays that viscerally. What the search giant found was so interesting.

Even with as much to be concerned about as there was in 2014 — Ebola, terrorism, racial tensions, missing planes — the word "fear" was searched for less than the word "hope."

What do our Google searches tell us about ourselves? Maybe they tell us who we are.

Take a look at the video above and see if you searched for anything featured in it.

And while you're at it, take a look at Vox's video of the the year!

(H/t Digg)