'Emigrate' and 'end of the world' see surge in US Google search
Donald Trump is the 45th President of the Unites States and the unanticipated news has sent shockwaves globally. A lot of Americans have taken to the internet and searching for ways to emigrate after the election results.
Google trends show a surge in search traffic for terms like 'emigrate' and 'how to emigrate to Canada' said a report in the British newspaper The Telegraph.
Following the election results, a huge number of internet users worldwide also began googling the phrase "end of the world" when the news broke.
Earlier The Telegraph tweeted "Oh, America. People in the US increasingly search for 'end of the world' over the last few hours."
Such has been the surge that the Canadian immigration website crashed as people look to leave the US in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election victory.
The official website for 'Citizenship and Immigration Canada' stopped working, because of the sheer number of people looking to immigrate to the country from the US, stated a report in the Independent.
Canada's official Twitter account took the searches pretty seriously and just as the trends showed Trump's victory, tweeted saying, "In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens."
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016
Search for "Move to New Zealand" has also begun to trend on Google. According to Twitter trend tracker Trendsmap NZ, "terrifying" is now trending in New Zealand.
According to a report in New Zealand-based website NZherald, developer James Macfie said that related Google trends queries for "Move to New Zealand" included "Places to move if Trump wins," and "New Zealand real estate." The results have shocked pollsters, who until Tuesday night put his chances of winning at around 10%.