December 13th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

YouTube: 2013's Biggest Hits

Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends at YouTube, stops by "New Day" Friday to talk about the year's most viral videos.

From Jean-Claude Van Damme's split between cars to the song "What Does the Fox Say?" weigh in below and tell us your favorites.

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  1. Brianne Butler

    I watched this segment but found it frustrating that the New Day hosts talked over each other and the guest. The guest ended up speaking really fast just to get a sentence out without being interrupted. It's difficult to enjoy the story when four people are vying to interject their own opinion or "witty comment." You missed an opportunity to actually interview this guest & ensure that viewers learned something of interest-which could have been a soundbite for other news outlets in addition to being shared by social media. For instance, how much money do you estimate these videos made for their creators?(The top 1,000 videos bring in $23,000 monthly ad revenue) Are the people with the top videos actually making a living at it or were these first timers? What advice would you give viewers who want to try to make a top video or make money on videos? This would have been much more interesting/appealing than listening to Cuomo talk about how he hates one of the videos and how his kids made him watch it and so on. Personality is good but when it overwhelms the story-as it often seems to do on this show- Viewers have nothing to focus on except the personalities-so the only real discussion that takes place is people speculating on who might be leaving the show. Instead of telling friends "Oh my god, I saw on New Day that the top Youtube video made $200,000"..They're saying nothing or they're talking about the chemistry between hosts. What else could they say? "I saw on New Day that What did the Fox Say was a top video on Youtube." Uh..yeah, everybody already knows that. Consider trying to elicit information from guests that viewers would ask themselves & then allow the guest to shine. Don't talk over him. Don't tell your own stories. I'm not a troll or a hater, I'm a marketing consultant who wishes you success.

    December 14, 2013 at 8:59 am | Reply

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