Inside YouTube Search

January 25, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • oscar nominations 2011 - One of the top rising searches this morning is for footage of today's announcement of the 2011 Academy Award nominations.

  • la noire demo - Searches are on the rise for clips of this video game, due to be released in May. Other yet to be released games that are being searched this morning: Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm.

  • car frozen in place - CBS News put together this story of a car in Manhattan that completely froze over with ice, and it's drawing some searches.