YouTube Unveils Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017

YouTube Unveils Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017


  • Despacito tops the chart as the most viewed video of all time
  • 6 out of 10 music videos are in Spanish language
  • Trending videos are not necessarily the ones with the most views

2017 is almost coming to an end and YouTube, in yearly tradition, has released its top 10 list of trending videos along with the top 10 music videos that ruled the charts this year. YouTube’s list for India is expected next week. The music videos list is topped, unsurprisingly, by Luis Fonsi’s Spanish song Despacito (featuring Daddy Yankee) that recently became the most watched video on YouTube raking in more than 4.4 billion views. It broke the record set three years ago by PSY’s Gangnam Style.

Other music videos in the top 10 list include Ed Sheeran’s popular song Shape Of You and That’s What I Like from Bruno Mars. The interesting part about this year’s list is that 6 out of the 10 music videos are in Spanish, a feat that owes itself mostly to Despacito’s blockbuster success.

On the other hand, the top 10 trending videos of 2017 include a variety of genres like covers of Shape Of You, a ping pong trick shots video from the Dude Perfect channel, and Lady Gaga’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl video from this year’s NFL finale.

Collectively, the 10 top viral YouTube videos have racked up more than 633 million views (83 million more than last year’s top 10 list) and have been watched for over 40 million hours. The top trending videos are, in fact, not the most viewed videos for the calendar and are based on YouTube’s algorithm that takes into account a combination of factors including measuring users interactions (number of views, shares, comments, and likes).

YouTube Top 10 Trending Videos of 2017

Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked | The Mask Singer 2


Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography

Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect

Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017

Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

Lady Gaga’s Full Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL

“Inauguration Day” – A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Bill Wurtz’s history of the entire world, i guess

In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

YouTube Top 10 Music Videos of 2017

Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]

J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video)

Maluma – Felices los 4 (Official Video)

Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]

Chris Jeday – Ahora Dice (Official Video) ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcangel

El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Album Fénix)

Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)

DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Enrique Iglesias – Subeme la Radio (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox


Facebook Tunes Trending Topics to Better Deliver News

Facebook Tunes Trending Topics to Better Deliver News


  • Trending topics will include headlines from articles along with sources
  • This was the most requested feature addition
  • The change was intended to surface topics quicker, curb fake news

Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook on Wednesday modified its system for showing trending topics.

The leading social network said that instead of simply showing a topic, it will include headlines from articles about the trending subjects along with sources publishing those stories.

“This was the most requested feature addition since the last update we made,” product management vice president Will Cathcart said in a blog post.

“These are the same headlines that appear when you hover over or click on a trending topic, but people told us they wanted these headlines directly within trending, too.”

The headlines that are shown will be automatically selected based on factors including how much people engage with the pieces and with the publisher overall, and whether other articles are linking to them.

facebook trending blog FacebookThe update, which is being rolled out in the United States this week, also changes the way topics are identified as trending at Facebook.

Instead of measuring how many people are clicking on and sharing a single article, Facebook will take into account how many publishers are posting stories on the same topic and how much attention those pieces are getting.

The change was intended to surface topics quicker, capture a broader range of news, and help ensure that trends reflect real world events being covered by multiple news outlets, Facebook said.

Also, lists of topics will no longer be personalized based on individual interests and will be the same for everyone in a region.

“This is designed to help make sure people don’t miss important topics being discussed on Facebook that might not show up in their News Feed,” Cathcart said.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has sought to deflect criticism that the huge social network may have been used to fuel the spread of misinformation that impacted the 2016 US presidential race.

‘Tabloid cloakers’
Meanwhile Google on Wednesday said in a blog post that it took down 1.7 billion ads last year as part of its fight against “bad ads, sites, and scammers.”

The Internet giant noted the rise of “tabloid cloakers,” a scam that tries to trick people, and Google, by pretending to offer real news but instead taking people to promotional pages.

“Cloakers often take advantage of timely topics – a government election, trending news story or a popular celebrity – and their ads can look like headlines on a news website,” product management director Scott Spencer said in the post.

“But when people click on that story about Ellen DeGeneres and aliens, they go to a site selling weight loss products, not a news story.”

Google suspended more than 1,300 accounts last year for tabloid cloaking, according to Spencer.

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