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YouTube reaches one trillion playbacks in 2011

World’s most watched video is Rebecca Black’s music video ‘Friday’

YouTube reaches one trillion playbacks  in 2011
Google's YouTube hit one trillion playbacks in 2011.

Google has announced that in 2011, there were over one trillion playbacks on YouTube, or approximately 140 for every person on earth, according to Pocket-lint.

The world’s most watched music video in 2011, excluding major label music videos, was Rebecca Black's Friday.

"To compile these lists, we looked at global view counts of popular videos uploaded throughout this year, and, in some instances, we aggregated views across multiple versions of the same video," Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager told Pocket-lint. "2011 was a year of amazing new channels and new stars being discovered, awesome creativity, and of course, Rebecca Black. It was also a year of powerful news stories playing out on YouTube, as people witnessed and documented uprisings and natural disasters, touching personal moments and moments of protest.”

No historically significant videos made it into the top 10 most watched YouTube clips of 2011, the list is dominated by cute animal and baby videos, and Michael Bolton.

The video Ultimate Dog Tease was the UK's most watched YouTube video for 2011.
The most viewed YouTube videos globally, excluding videos from major music labels, were: Rebecca Black - Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO), Ultimate Dog Tease, Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton), Talking Twin Babies - PART 2 - OFFICIAL VIDEO, Nyan Cat [original], Look At Me Now - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by @KarminMusic), The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters), Maria Aragon - Born This Way (Cover) by Lady Gaga, The Force: Volkswagen Commercial, and Cat mom hugs baby kitten.

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