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Analysis of YouTube Trending Videos of 2019 (US)

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This analysis on: The Hustle newsletter (lead story), Hacker News, The Growth Newsletter (issue #021), Social Blade, Data Science Weekly newsletter (issue of Jul 09 2020), Tubefilter. Around 1.5 years ago, I did an analysis of YouTube trending videos in US. That analysis was performed on trending videos of some months in 2017 and 2018. The analysis received a lot of interest on Kaggle and Reddit; I also received some emails praising the work done. That was 1.5 years ago. Today, I present an improved and expanded version of that analysis. This analysis is more advanced and contains new interesting elements. In this analysis, All trending videos for the whole year of 2019 were analyzed (More than 70,000 videos). Titles, descriptions, thumbnails, tags, views, likes/dislikes, and comments were all analyzed to produce the results shown in this post. Continue reading to know more about the analysis and the data or you can jump directly to the results section. The main goal of the analysis is to find interesting facts and patterns by exploring the data and by using effective visualizations. If you don't have time to read the full analysis, here are some of the insights that were extracted from the data along with links to their sections in the analysis: YouTube, as you know, is the most popular and most used video platform in the world today.


Facebook automaticall plays videos with the sound ON

Daily Mail - Science & tech

You may want to check the volume of your device before scrolling through Facebook. The social media giant has released several updates to its video platform, including one that plays videos with the sound on automatically. However, the sound will not play if the device is set to silent - and there is a way to disable the new feature in Settings of the app. Facebook has released several updates to its video platform, including one that plays videos with the sound on automatically. However, the sound will not play if the device is set to silent - and there is a way to disable the new feature in Settings of the app.


Twitter supports 140-second videos, coming soon to Vine

Mashable

The days of the 30-second restriction for videos on Twitter are over, Twitter announced on Tuesday alongside other coming changes to videos on the platform. SEE ALSO: Twitter's best tweets during this past week Twitter users can now tweet videos up to 140 seconds long, matching the same amount of characters users can post in a single tweet. Now, everyone can post videos up to 140 seconds long! We can't wait to see the amazing videos you create and share.https://t.co/DFsuvnXkuL Not only can you post videos over 2 minutes, Twitter will also be making it easier to find more videos to watch with a new viewing mode.


How an ex-YouTube insider investigated its secret algorithm

The Guardian

Fri 2 Feb 2018 07.00 EST Last modified on Fri 2 Feb 2018 07.02 EST YouTube's recommendation system draws on techniques in machine learning to decide which videos are auto-played or appear "up next". The precise formula it uses, however, is kept secret. Aggregate data revealing which YouTube videos are heavily promoted by the algorithm, or how how many views individual videos receive from "up next" suggestions, is also withheld from the public. Disclosing that data would enable academic institutions, fact-checkers and regulators (as well as journalists) to assess the type of content YouTube is most likely to promote. By keeping the algorithm and its results under wraps, YouTube ensures that any patterns that indicate unintended biases or distortions associated with its algorithm are concealed from public view.


How to Increase Engagement on Facebook Videos

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Videos are a crucial component of your content marketing strategy. Once your videos are created, you need to distribute them on as many channels as possible. With more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, it's only logical for Facebook to be one of those distribution platforms. Overall, this should be a winning strategy for your business. According to research, 90% of consumers report that videos help them making purchasing decisions. And 64% of people say that watching a video increases their chances of buying something.