I don’t know about you, but when I go to YouTube, I check my subscriptions and then look at what videos are currently popular. Because you know, it’s important to stay up to date on the most current news about kittens, people getting caught doing weird things, and movie trailers. The YouTube Trends Map is another way to see what’s popular, but from a geographic and demographic point of view.
As you’d expect, the map shows the currently most popular video in a region, based on shares or views, which looks like a lot of noise at first. Look a little closer though, and there are some interesting spots.
For example, looking at it now, the most popular video in the 12 to 24 year old range is a clip from Family Guy. In contrast, move to the older age brackets, and the most popular is a trailer for True Blood. The most popular clip in Oklahoma City is Kevin Durant’s winning shot from Sunday’s Oklahoma City Thunder game.
Finally, the map is linked with a stacked bar view, which shows the breakdown just by demographic.
I like it.