As 2013 kicks off, YouTube is taking a look back at some of the most popular, trending videos of last year. To celebrate 2012 in video, YouTube Trending has released a Best of 2012 list—a list of 12 categories of top 10 video lists, from science videos to sport videos, DIY, music covers, comedy, pets, beauty, gaming, holidays, politics and more.
If you head over to StumbleUpon this afternoon you’re in for a surprise—today the social bookmarking site has launched a reimagined site, complete with a whole slew of new features making the site more social than ever.
If I was pressed to answer, I’d probably say StumbleUpon was the first social aggregator site I ever used regularly. Even before Digg, I had a little StumbleUpon toolbar which had just one big button which read “Stumble!”. Each time I’d hit it, I was provided with a new interesting page from the web that other Stumblers had picked as a favorite. It was also one of the first places that my first blog posts went viral. I wrote a little tirade about how Microsoft Live Messenger had jumped the shark, and Stumblers went crazy for it.
Over the course of the year we’ve compiled over 50 lists of videos, from the best dubstep videos to the best juggling videos, memorable iPhone hoaxes, Siri videos and more. We’ve picked out the top 10 of these lists, based on popularity as well as how well they sum up the year’s video trends.
I have a confession to make. I’m a To-Do List junkie. Every morning the first thing I do when I wake up—before I make my coffee, brush my teeth or take my dog out for a walk—is grab a ratty notebook and pen that go everywhere with me and write down everything I need to do for, well, the rest of my life. That is, this was what I did every day before this week.
If you’ve ever said “I’m not addicted to Facebook!” or “Yes! 2000 friends!” then you probably should read this article and figure out whether you’re addicted or not to the king of social networking, Facebook. Our international team of stalkers, I mean experts, has searched the world to determine the 10 crazy things people say right before they realize they’re completely addicted to Facebook.
Athletes in all sports from around the world have flocked to Twitter over the years to connect with fans, speak their minds, and eliminate any media that may alter their words. From the many it can be hard to decide who to follow without overpopulating your Twitter feed. The athletes to read in the world of sports must possess one of three things: humour, insight, or impulsiveness. The following ten tweeters have the ability to inform, interact, and occasionally scandalize the Twittersphere.
For some of us, Charlie Sheen has been the hot search in our Google searches. On the other side of the issue, there are those of us who can’t stand the man. Take a look at Megan O’Neill’s To Sheen or Not to Sheen: Are You Still On the High Buzz to see where you stand. If Charlie Sheen does not interest you, maybe Twitter predicting the stock market will. Bilal Hammed takes a look into this in his article Can Twitter Predict The Stock Market? 28 Year-Old Bets 25 Million Pounds It Can.
As I look outside my window, I still see snow on the ground — another reminder that spring is still far off in the distance. However, the good news is that it is Friday, which means the beginning of the weekend. If you’re wondering why your local Blockbuster is closing up, take a look at Megan O’Neill’s How Netflix Bankrupted & Destroyed Blockbuster article to find out why. Also, with all of the corrupt politicians these days it can be a hassle to follow all of them on Twitter. Don’t worry though, Katy Gathright has 10 Politicians That Every Politico Should Follow.
According to AllFacebook.com, Ravenwood Fair is still on the move with a weekly growth of 887,523 users. Monster Galaxy, the moster collecting game, is ranked third with a weekly growth of 801, 906 users. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Monster Galaxy, take a look at these videos uploaded on YouTube.com.