Inside YouTube Search

December 15, 2010

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • school board shooting; clay duke - By far, the top spiking searches this morning are for video of yesterday's shooting at a Panama City, FL school board meeting. Disturbing footage surfaced yesterday of the gunman opening fire on school board members, none of whom were killed.

  • bellagio robbery - Searches are up today for security footage posted by the Las Vegas PD of a suspect in the robbery of the Bellagio casino.

  • christmas island - There's increased interest this morning in Australia's Christmas Island, where dramatic video was captured of a refugee boat smashing into rocks during a storm, reportedly killing over 20 people.