Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN

Top News

UK Viral videos 2012 - no surprise who is No 1

Monday, December 24, 2012 - 02:50

Dec. 24 - London's Unruly Media reveals the most shared videos of 2012 in a year that delivered more than a few surprises. Reuters Technology Correspondent Matt Cowan reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

-- what got them stopped. It's the breakthrough sensation that even bigger than Justin Bieber. -- of south by South Korean pop star side became the most watched video ever posted to YouTube this year. So it's little surprise that it's also the most shared video of the year. -- and ruling media which compiles the viral video chart has put together a list of the year's most contagious video content. -- -- smashed it. I mean anyone seen that video I say needs re -- season mix is a bit but it was a bit when that break. Bring -- -- -- year we -- widow you know goings. Two once -- so quickly and we knew it was going to be you know the biggest hit of the year. Dead best -- heads up the company's social media lab says the amount of sharing has also increased dramatically. With the top ten social ads of the year the number of shares jumped 67%. From just shy of seventeen million in 2011. 228 million in 2012. And there were other surprises. Maybe sixteen year old we'll see big presidential elections but no you it hits -- action this year. Or so we expect you don't see do you view lead paint we expect to see. A whole range amazing piece of Olympics -- breakthrough. Which I think he can manage through these -- This that call best jobs created by Procter & Gamble for the Olympics was the fifth most shared video out of the year. The next I don't buttons PC issues can booked -- on up into the savings of what did -- groups don't videos we see it all breaks around the city and it looks incredible stunts these species. Number three Abercrombie -- Who we may be that public. An infinite. I mean will they even. And -- that you seeds of which fit I've -- -- guys with Russia itself -- belong to a coordinating some really great problem. Number two if he'd teach my -- crisis really. In this kind of reinvention of a flash won't be seen companies want in my book he's -- -- sing -- with the -- when you see the -- than in the middle of the square. See that's accompanied proceeded. All hell breaks loose. The most shared social -- of the year isn't actually an advertisement. -- can be 2012. That's the county video and -- judge accompanied. Hawaii incredibly amazing. How. The -- minute. Piece of video. -- 2012 we shared over ten million times still this record breaking year will be best remembered for the most unusual viral sensations. Gang of style has been shared 34 million times it is closing in on one billion views.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

UK Viral videos 2012 - no surprise who is No 1

Monday, December 24, 2012 - 02:50

Editors' Picks »

Most Popular »

Business »

Moving Pictures »

Images of December Images of December

Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - (0:30)

Tsunami - unclaimed possessions Tsunami - unclaimed possessions

Tue, 23 Dec, 2014 - (2:23)

Images of November Images of November

Tue, 02 Dec, 2014 - (0:30)

Images of October Images of October

Mon, 03 Nov, 2014 - (0:57)

The world in a city The world in a city

Fri, 31 Oct, 2014 - (1:30)

Real-life superheroes Real-life superheroes

Tue, 28 Oct, 2014 - (1:44)

Dance of the northern lights Dance of the northern lights

Mon, 20 Oct, 2014 - (1:08)

Images of September Images of September

Thu, 02 Oct, 2014 - (1:00)

Still missing – MH370 Still missing – MH370

Fri, 05 Sep, 2014 - (2:05)

Burning Together Burning Together

Mon, 01 Sep, 2014 - (2:23)

Sports And Leisure »

Mourinho's "Let's go to Wembley" Mourinho's "Let's go to Wembley"

Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - (1:16)

Diver Daley trains in Rio Diver Daley trains in Rio

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - (0:55)

Drogba on his Chelsea hopes Drogba on his Chelsea hopes

Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - (0:52)

NBA legend shoots from the hip NBA legend shoots from the hip

Wed, 14 Jan, 2015 - (1:13)

Tennis ace Murray proposes to girlfriend Tennis ace Murray proposes to girlfriend

Thu, 27 Nov, 2014 - (0:41)

Sports Spread: Tinkering Liverpool target Chelsea Sports Spread: Tinkering Liverpool target...

Thu, 06 Nov, 2014 - (11:18)

Flying car prototype takes to the skies Flying car prototype takes to the skies

Wed, 29 Oct, 2014 - (2:18)

Dateline Asia »

Samsung sees profits slide Samsung sees profits slide

Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - (0:57)

Chinese firms on overseas shopping sprees Chinese firms on overseas shopping sprees

Thu, 29 Jan, 2015 - (2:28)

iPhone grabs top spot in China iPhone grabs top spot in China

Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - (1:40)

Robot replacements for Foxconn's workers Robot replacements for Foxconn's workers

Wed, 28 Jan, 2015 - (1:12)

Alibaba could set sights on Yahoo Alibaba could set sights on Yahoo

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - (1:24)

Fashion designers finding haste makes waste Fashion designers finding haste makes waste

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - (2:07)

Be afraid, the Chinese are spending less Be afraid, the Chinese are spending less

Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - (1:33)

Asia markets shrug at Greek elections Asia markets shrug at Greek elections

Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - (1:36)

Asia markets toast ECB stimulus Asia markets toast ECB stimulus

Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 - (1:42)

Asia Week Ahead: Markets await Greece vote Asia Week Ahead: Markets await Greece vote

Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 - (1:18)

Reuters Investigates »

Where the sea is closing in Where the sea is closing in

Thu, 20 Nov, 2014 - (3:41)

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (13:22)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, 05 Aug, 2013 - (1:36)