‘Mutant Giant Spider Dog’ – The Biggest Trending Video on YouTube
Google has announced that “Mutant Giant Spider Dog” by a Polish film maker featuring the pet dog as the tarantula spider is the top trending video on the charts on YouTube. This short film in the horror category was posted on September 2014 on YouTube and the video has more than 113million views to its credit. This video was the most shared and discussed video online.
“Dark Horse”, music video by Katie Perry with 715m views was the most popular video.
More than 3 billion interactions were recorded by Facebook about the Brazil Football World cup. According to the Facebook, the World Cup Football Tournament was the most talked about event on Facebook, since it started measuring the event-based chats. More than 350m people made posting about the World Cup.
In the social media platform, the Presidential Election in Brazil attracted people to have a chat on this subject at length. 674 m interactions by 48m people were related to this topic.
In the UK, the biggest talking event was the Scottish referendum. 3.3 million Interactions were recorded on the polling day itself. This year’s most played games on Facebook were Bubble Witch 2 Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Warner Brothers Studio in London was the most checked in place in the UK, which was the home of Harry Potter movie. Google released the list of most watched items on YouTube in a blog post.
Swedish games commentator Felix Kjellberg, aka Pewdiepie, received the most subscribers for his YouTube channel consecutively for the second year. There are over 32m subscribers for his channel.
According to Simon Collister, senior lecturer in social media and communications at the London College of Communication, “it is reassuring that the likes of YouTube and Facebook can make people reconnect with both the lowest and highest forms of cultural content.”
He added that, despite this it is necessary for the users to execute caution when they rely on these platforms. He said that there is great debate about the algorithms used, particularly in the case of news reports. He also added that we have to be careful in not letting the platforms decide on what we should be watching or what you shouldn’t be watching.
However, people’s dependency on YouTube for news, entertainment, etc. and the use of Facebook or other social sites are increasing day by day. With technological development, we are becoming addicted to the internet and social sites for our various requirements.