Inside YouTube Search

January 18, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • watsky - Poet and performer George Watsky is a top spiking search today as his "pale kid raps fast" video quickly accrues views.

  • berkshire mall fountain - One of the weekend's most popular videos, this security camera footage from the Berkshire mall in PA, remains a rising search today.

  • scorch lap dance - One of today's 4 at 4 videos of a questionable halftime performance is a top search.

  • piers morgan oprah - In his debut episode on CNN, Piers Morgan sat down with Oprah for an interview that's drawing searches this morning.