Analysis Shows 2014 Could Be Huge Year for New Memes

April 01, 2014

Today, YouTube unveiled its video trend lineup for 2014, providing more information about our production and development of YouTube's top memes over the past decade and revealing what we anticipate to be the year's top memes. [Click here to learn more].

In combining quantitative and qualitative research methods, our data analysts project that 2014 could be one of the most active years for meme activity yet. Our Harlem Shake program set site-wide records in 2013, but look at what we're projecting for just one of our 2014 #newtrends, "Clocking":

Since this project began in 2005, we've been closely tracking it's impact on both viewership and the number of meme videos uploaded by our production teams. As you can see, the impact of this program has skyrocketed the last few years, with viewership spikes increasing as high as 64%. We're really pleased to be expanding it in 2014!

To learn more about this year's memes and how, for the first time, you can participate by creating your own, please see our announcement video: