Cape Town - Google's annual Zeigeist list of the top searches for 2012 is out and South Africans have been searching on the internet giant for everything from online shopping to information following the tragic death of Whitney Houston.Google results from its Zeitgeist showed that South Africans took an international interest in Superstorm Sandy that hit the East coast of the US as well as the massive hit, Gangam Style.South Africa Overall Trending Searches1. OLX 2. Whitney Houston 3. Hurricane Sandy 4. Gangnam Style 5. Olympics 6. Velvet Sky 7. Caster Semenya 8. Diablo 3 9. Khanyi Mbau 10. iPad 3 South Africa In terms of people searches, South Africa's golden swimmer, Olympic winner Chad le Clos as well as Jamaica's sprint sensation Usain Bolt also featured strongly.Daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner came in at 7, and South Africans were interested in news on disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.Overall Trending: People1. Whitney Houston2. Caster Semenya3. Khanyi Mbau4. Chad le Clos5. Usain Bolt6. Lance Armstrong7. Felix Baumgartner8. Brown Dash9. April Jones10. Michael Clarke DuncanTechnology searches highlighted ICT, and even though iPad searches featured strongly in the gadget trends, the Zeitgeist showed South Africans were keen to learn about Android, Google's mobile operating system, as well as photo sharing app Instagram, recently acquired by Facebook for $1bn.South Africa Overall Trending: What is…? - technology1. what is ict2. what is android3. what is internet4. what is facebook5. what is instagram6. what is gis7. what is wifi8. what is url9. what is spam10. what is 3gIn terms of gadgets, the local launch of the third generation iPad drew the most searches, but it was closely followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III, as well as multiple searches for Galaxy devices in the top 10.South Africa Overall Trending: Gadgets & Phones1. iPad 32. Samsung Galaxy S33. Samsung Galaxy S24. iPad mini5. Nokia N96. iPhone 4s7. Nokia Lumia8. BlackBerry 93609. Galaxy S310. BlackBerry 9320In terms of health, South Africans in 2012 were most interested in cancer and HIV, though lifestyle conditions like stress and obesity also featured.South Africa Overall Trending: What is…? - health1. what is cancer2. what is hiv3. what is stress4. what is aids5. what is tb6. what is diabetes7. what is obesity8. what is lupus9. what is cholera10. what is ovulationThe Goolge Zeitgeist gives a glimpse into what internet users are thinking, based on their search requests. South Africans in 2012 were curious about a variety of topics, but chief among them was romance, based on the How To list:South Africa Overall Trending: How To...1. how to kiss2. how to draw3. how to love4. how to study5. how to meditate6. how to hack7. how to pray8. how to crochet9. how to knit10. how to flirtTo see more information about Google Zeitgeist across the globe, use interactive data visualisations, visit http://www.googlezeitgeist.com.