Inside YouTube Search

January 04, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • stanford band - One of the top searches this morning is for footage of the famous (or infamous) Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, which was reportedly banned from performing at last evening's Orange Bowl. Here they are mocking "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis at a USC game.

  • jake shimabukuro - The YouTube ukelele virtuoso is among this morning's top searches.

  • baby charlotte - The clip of Charlotte, the baby we featured one of last week's 4@4's, is among today's rising searches.