Google has released their 2014 Year in Search, the 14th annual such list detailing the top searches of the year. Both nationwide and here in San Francisco, topics like Ebola, the World Cup, the iPhone 6, and Robin Williams' suicide topped the list. Other celebrity deaths like Joan Rivers', Maya Angelou's, and Philip Seymour Hoffman's were also popular searches. But the funniest part of the San Francisco lists are the "how-to" searches, because they feel the most specifically Bay Area.

Topping the topics local folk were wanting to know how to do? Macrame is number one. That's followed by "how to compost," "how to shuffle," and "how to whistle." Suprisingly, "how to hack" comes in all the way at number 6, right above "how to belay."

Above, Google's splashy Year in Search video, which is like a semi-sappy, extended Apple commercial, except for Google. Below, the full lists of SF's hot topics for the year.

Top 10 Trending Searches in San Francisco in 2014

  • World Cup
  • Robin Williams
  • SF Giants
  • iPhone 6
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Ebola
  • Joan Rivers
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Tracy Morgan

Top 10 News and Events for San Francisco in 2014

  • World Cup
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Outside Lands 2014
  • NFL Draft
  • World Series 2014
  • Olympics
  • ALS
  • Coachella 2014
  • Oscars 2014
  • Ferguson

Top 10 'How To…' Questions for San Franciscans in 2014

  • How to macrame
  • How to compost
  • How to shuffle
  • How to whistle
  • How to coupon
  • How to hack
  • How to belay
  • How to bowl
  • How to shave
  • How to brew

Top 10 'What is…' Questions from San Franciscans in 2014

  • What is ALS
  • What is Ebola
  • What is ISIS
  • What is Bitcoin
  • What is Alibaba
  • What is MS
  • What is Tinder
  • What is Hamas
  • What is Ello
  • What is listeria

See also: Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014 [NBC Bay Area]
Top Google food and drink trends of 2014: Budweiser and Margaritas dominate [Inside Scoop SF]