Inside YouTube Search

February 03, 2011

Every morning, we comb through YouTube's search data to investigate top spiking search terms and the videos they lead to:
  • de anthony thomas - This promising high school running back announced that he will be attending the University of Oregon.

  • casey abrams - Searches are up for this YouTube singer after his appearance on "American Idol" last night.

  • janelle arthur - Same goes for this performer.

  • volkswagen commercial - Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad -- featured in today's 4 @ 4 -- is among today's rising searches.

  • the day the music died - Today's the anniversary of the day Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash in 1959.