I find it ironic that I used to watch far more Youtube videos when I was employed outside of the home full-time. Now granted, I worked in a college setting so my students were always coming into my office telling me about the latest dose of hilarity they found on the site. My day was peppered with Beyonce dance moves, Scarlett takes a tumble, and Charlie. Lots and lots of Charlie.
I’m not on Youtube as much any more (though I AM on Youtube: there’s a Stuff Parents Need channel! Have you subscribed to my videos???). In fact, sometimes I’m one of the last to know about a viral video. I hadn’t even seen Gangnam Style until it had reached over 750 million views (it has passed a billion now, btw).
But every so often, I could really use a 2 minute break and a laugh. And it is nice to feel not completely in the dark when it comes to what is trending online! So I’ve found a really easy way to stay in the loop on Youtube.
To find the most popular Youtube videos, simply go to http://youtube.com/charts.
From this page, you can check out the most popular Youtube videos of today, this week, this month, or all time (good old Charlie has the #6 all time spot!).
They even have categories by which you can search (and in my opinion, there’s a glarin omission from the options: no category for kids!). But you can find the most popular music videos, news, sports, how to, etc.
No more having to wait to see something after it has already been shared 3 million times! You can check in with what is trending daily if you want! Or just have a place to revisit old friends from time to time.
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