What 40,000 Videos Tell Us About The Trending Tab

From Coffee Break.

Is the trending tab rigged against creators? Is late night dominating the charts? Why does it feel your favorite controversial creator never trends. All of that and more, in the first ever data-driven look at the trending tab.

To see the nuts and bolts of this video, a more in-depth explanation of what I did, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvtpj-uChA
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Music:
Marc Rebillet [dude is a musical genius]
https://www.youtube.com/user/marcrebillet
Letskey
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Shownotes:
Mitchell Jolly’s Website
https://mitchelljolly.com/
Original Dataset collected by Mitchell
https://www.kaggle.com/datasnaek/youtube-new/kernels
Classification was done by myself and over 70 others who contributed to crowdsourcing our data for the US Dataset.
To see more about how I made this video, a more in-depth explanation of what I did, go here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvtpj-uChA
Want to know about other work that’s being done at looking at the output of these impossibly complicated algorithms?
https://algotransparency.org/
Ever want a look at what trending would be like without the bias? Check out Rian Hunter’s work on Fair Trending!!!!
https://www.fairtrending.com/?lang=en
A brilliant video from Derek of Veritasium about how to think about trending videos: My Video Went Viral. Here’s Why | It was a huge Today I found out moment and he even helped me with this video’s thumbnail!!! Go give him some love, not that he needs it after his Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir? video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHsa9DqmId8
Featured in Pewdiepie ‘s video KSI is cancelled
See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SSrvjDaVFA&lc=UgxuiNyOaycvT6KXs0F4AaABAg