Video has changed our life to recording history. Yesterday, we wrote the history on a paper and compile it into a historical book and inherited it to our next generation. Today, we can record down no only on paper, but we also can record the motion and sound which compile into a video clip and share with each other around the world as well as our next generation.
YouTube as one of the biggest video hosting web site today recorded about 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) playbacks in year 2011, it’s about 140 views for every person on the earth. More than twice as many stars as in the Milky Way.
Check out YouTube.com/Rewind for a timeline of this year’s most popular videos and events and to see what the world watched in 2011.
Most-viewed YouTube videos globally (excluding videos from major music labels)
- Rebecca Black – Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
- Ultimate Dog Tease
- Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)
- Talking Twin Babies – PART 2 – OFFICIAL VIDEO
- Nyan Cat [original]
- Look At Me Now – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic)
- The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters)
- Maria Aragon – Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga
- The Force: Volkswagen Commercial
- Cat mom hugs baby kitten
Most-viewed YouTube channels globally (excluding channels from major music labels)
Most-watched videos from major music labels globally (playlist)
- Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull
- LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
- Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song [Official Video]
- Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
- Pitbull – Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
- Pitbull – Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony
- Jessie J – Price Tag ft. B.o.B.
- LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
- Katy Perry – E.T. ft. Kanye West
- Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Some highlights from other categories
- Zach Wahls Speaks About Family was the most-watched political video
- Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves was the most-watched news video
- 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! was the most watched “how-to” video
- iPhone 5 Concept Features was the most-watched science/technology video
- Immortals was the most-watched movie trailer
- Mountain Biker gets taken out by Buck was the most-watched sports video