Top 2012 YouTube Videos & Capture iPhone App

Top Videos

YouTube released a couple of new things this week, including their Capture iPhone app and Rewind YouTube Style 2012, a list of the top trending videos this year.

1. Capture iPhone App

What was lacking in the YouTube mobile app before was the ability to put videos up on your channel. Now, you can record, edit and upload mobile videos right from your phone. Here are some key features that may entice you to try it out, if you do “daily life” or vlog type videos on your channel.

2. Rewind YouTube Style 2012

The Top 10 trending videos on YouTube this year are as follows:

  1. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V 
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk off the Earth (Gotye – Cover) 
  3. KONY 2012 
  4. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen – Feat. Justin Bieber, Selena, Ashley Tisdale & MORE! 
  5. Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2. 
  8. Dubstep Violin- Lindsey Stirling- Crystallize 
  9. Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen.
  10. Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 128k’ – Mission Highlights 

There is a mix of tastemakers, participation and unexpectedness among these videos, elements which YouTube Trends Manager Kevin Allocca talks about in his TED Talk. We’ve also noticed that these YouTube videos, which added to the total of 4 billion hours of video watched each month, were made by both YouTube stars and newcomers. They were both original content videos and covers. What made them get shared so much? A loyal following of click-happy subscribers, high-quality thumbnails, a dance that is easy to learn and parody, or timely pop culture references? Or just randomness? Tell us what you think on Twitter @viso.

By Priscilla Ho, Social Media and Marketing Specialist at BroadbandTV Corp.
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