5 Internet Trends Everyone Was Googling in 2023

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2023 has given us countless viral memes and internet trends, and we often had to turn to Google to keep up with all of them. The world’s leading search engine recently released its list of the most searched terms of the year, and here are five internet trends that made the cut.

Roman Empire

This viral trend saw women asking men in their lives how often they think about the Roman Empire. This craze led to many hilarious interactions on TikTok, inspired an SNL spoof starring Jason Momoa, and popularized the term “My Roman Empire”.

Moon Phase

Astrology has been having a moment on TikTok for quite some time. The “moon phase soulmate” trend was all about finding out if you’re compatible with your significant other based on the moon phase from when you were born.

AI Yearbook

Artificial intelligence was the culprit behind many viral trends in 2023, including this one. We’ve seen everyone from A-list celebrities to influencers use the power of AI to create yearbook photos with a retro 90s feel.

Instagram Notes

After Instagram introduced its Notes feature earlier this year, Gen-Z users started posting mysterious numbers, meant to spell out the name of their crush.

Fruit Roll-Ups

Fruit roll-ups were having a moment on TikTok this year, and we’ve seen many people filling them with ice cream to create a delicious new snack.

@trinhdoesthings Reply to @joshmyfavourite Ice cream wrapped in fruit roll up 🤤 #eating #eatingshow #tiktokfood #mukbang #foodie #food #foryou #asmr #candy #fyp ♬ original sound – trinhdoesthings