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Tracking Those Viral Videos

Are you trying to get a pulse on the wild west of the latest videos streaking across YouTube, or looking to out flank your friends who forward those funny flicks by email? Try Viral Video Chart:

We scan several million blogs a day to see which online videos people are talking about the most. We count the number of times each video is linked to and the number of times each video is embedded. Every morning, after we’ve had a cup of coffee, we publish a list of the 20 videos that generated the most buzz over the previous day. We reckon this is a pretty good yardstick of what’s hot and what’s not.

At the moment we only look for references to videos on the three most influential video sharing sites: YouTube, Google Video and MySpace. We plan to add more soon.

We also considered wiretapping your email and IM to see what you were talking about, but figured it was illegal ;)

Nice, they have a sarcastic edge!

The main page allows you to come back often (hopefully click as few ad links?) and see what is this month’s diet coke and menthos video? And it seems for the music video genre, I can hear the deck chairs shuffling on MTV (where they hardly even show music anymore).

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.