Inside YouTube Search

January 05, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • homeless man golden voice - This morning's top search is for Ted Williams, a homeless gentleman discovered in Ohio with a radio announcer's voice. Williams became an overnight web sensation and appeared on CBS' "Early Show" today for his first interview.

  • gerry rafferty - Singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, best known for "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle with You," passed away this week.

  • ohio state arkansas - Searches are also up for highlights from last evening's Sugar Bowl game between the Buckeyes and the Razorbacks.