geeks people behind the new trend spotting initiative, YouTube trends is “a destination for daily insight into the zeitgeist of the world’s largest video site” and, in the words of YouTube’s Kevin Allocca:
The idea behind YouTube Trends is that it spots the viral and newsworthy content people love to share and packages it in an easy to digest format. With over 35 hours of video now uploaded to YouTube every minute, we wanted one place to distill the videos people were sharing and discussing with their friends as well as understand what YouTube could teach us about our culture and current events.
Dig, if you will, a YouTube video from my hometown of Wichita Kansas: Incredible, synchronized Rock Chalk Christmas lights. You can thank me later, or not, depending on your state of mind.