Inside YouTube Search

January 19, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • gas explosion philadelphia - This morning's top search is for a serious gas explosion in Philadelphia that was caught on tape.

  • ice pittsburgh - Searches are rising for footage of these cars sliding and colliding down an icy hill in Pennsylvania.

  • robert bentley - The new Alabama governor was inaugurated in yesterday.

  • piers morgan howard stern - For the second day in a row, CNN's Piers Morgan was among our rising searches, this time for his interview with Howard stern in which the shock jock blasted comedian Jay Leno.

  • federer simon - Roger Federer overcame Gilles Simon for a tough win in the Australian open.