What was the most popular video in New York last night on YouTube? What about Hawaii? With the new interactive map you can answer that question plus many more in real-time. Find out more about the new YouTube feature after the jump.
Yesterday YouTube launched its interactive Trends Map, a visualization of the most shared and viewed videos over the last 12 to 24 hours in a number of major U.S. markets. The map breaks down the trends not only by market but also by women or men, or different age groups.
Announced in a recent blog post, “The Trends Map is the result of all the great feedback you’ve given us from the Trends Dashboard, as we keep working to help you find great videos and channels on YouTube.” The feature is currently only available in the US but YouTube said to “stay tuned” to future updates.
The Trends Map is not the only major change YouTube is undergoing. According to the the Financial Times, Google is in the works on launching a subscription service that would let users sign up and pay for access to individual channels. Only selected channels will have the feature and subscriptions are rumored to start at $1.99.