Monday, 17 December 2012

YouTube in Rewind: What You Watched in 2012

It’s the time of year again to pause, rewind and remember the videos, entertainers and moments that captivated you in 2012.

Over the past 12 months Korean Pop transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Cover songs, parodies and truly epic events entertained us in countries near and far. You participated in conversations at a global scale, uploading videos to share ideas on everything from nonprofit campaigns to political satire to new and surprising voices and talents. Plus, all over the world, you tuned in for the most up-to-date news footage of elections, natural disasters and more.




2012 has been a big year for YouTube. You’ve been watching more than 4 billion hours of video a month. Millions of creators are using YouTube channels to experiment with innovative forms of entertainment, explore their passions and interests, and take creativity and pop culture to new levels.  2012’s top trending videos and top channels showcase this creative ingenuity in ways we'd never before thought possible.

Check out the YouTube Rewind channel to explore the trending videos of the year and popular channels in your country. For the UK, here’s what we were all talking about in 2012:

Top Trending YouTube Videos

  1. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V
  2. KONY 2012
  3. Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)
  4. Lucy Spraggan's audition - Last Night - The X Factor UK 2012
  5. asdfmovie5
  6. One 1 Pound Fish, Queens Market, Upton Park, London E13
  7. Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space - SUCCESS!
  8. Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK version
  9. The Nick Clegg Apology Song: I'm Sorry (The Autotune Remix)
  10. James Bond escorts The Queen to the opening ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games - BBC
And be sure to check out some of the top hits from the global lists on the YouTube Rewind channel taking in fashion and beauty, news and politics, and more.

Jayme Goldstein, YouTube marketing, recently watched "Laurent Garnier B2B Yousef in the Mixmag DJ Lab".

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Nobel Prize: Live Today


The Nobel Prize has been awarded annually since 1901 for world achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. This year the Nobel Foundation has teamed up with Google to livestream some of the key events during the Nobel Week on YouTube.

Today, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies are streamed live from Oslo and Stockholm. Make sure to tune in and watch the proceedings live from 11.50am-5pm GMT (12.50-18.00 CET).


Over the weekend the Nobel lectures given by the Nobel laureates were live streamed from Stockholm. Online audiences were invited to ask questions via Google Moderator for the Nobel Week Dialogue -- a full day of panel discussion with Nobel laureates, members of Barack Obama’s administration and other prominent politicians and authors. You can see all this and more at the Nobel Prize channel and engage on Google+ at google.com/+NobelPrize

Jamie Dolling, YouTube UK, recently watched "2009 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture by Barack Obama"