YouTube since its beginnings have had the “Most Viewed” and “Most Subscribed” lists, which still make up part of my daily spots to check. Today though YouTube has rolled out a cleaner interface called YouTube Charts, with a more elegant chart style to actually see which videos are tops on the site today (or this week, month, etc.)
What did we learn from today’s top videos? Well Phil DeFranco, aka sxephil’s rant on Tila Tequila is neck and neck with Fred’s teaser clip from his upcoming movie—Fred: The Movie. Also nice to see the latest episode of Simon’s Cat coming in at number 4 today with 432,00 views. The top video? Well, it’s not in English—Serra Come Todo Mundo – Serra Comedor (Original)—meaning a language filer is definitely a must-add here to make this really useful.
While it would be nice to see an interface like this extended into the top channels, with various degrees of search criteria, it’s a noble start to helping solve part of the discovery problem when there is, on last count, 24 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
There are other charting sites out there for online video, and Rocketboom-backed mag.ma is still one of my favorites since they pull in top videos from a number of video sites including YouTube of course. It’s also nice to see what’s hot on CollegeHumor, Dailymotion, Funny or Die and others all in one place.