According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, “YouTube is becoming a major platform for viewing news.”
By far, the incident that sparked the most interest was the Japan earthquake and tsunami 다운로드. Pew looked at the most popular videos in the “news & politics” section of YouTube over those 15 months and found that 5 percent of the 260 videos related to the Japanese disaster 레이븐필드.
Given that 70 percent of YouTube traffic comes from outside the U.S., it’s not surprising that the top three news videos were related to non-U.S 다운로드. events. After the earthquake/tsunami, the Russian elections and the unrest in the Middle East topped news-related video views, Pew said.
Natural disasters and political upheavals were the most popular news video topics 다운로드. People did not figure prominently; “No one individual was featured in even 5 percent of the most popular videos studied here-and fully 65 percent did not feature any individual at all,” Pew found 영화 태풍 다운로드. President Obama, however, was featured in 4 percent of the top videos worldwide, in posts that ranged from speeches to campaign ads from opponents.
As Pew noted, the growth of news videos on YouTube has been a help and a hindrance to traditional news outlets…
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