Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy to rewind 2014 in entertainment and social media

For my Sunday entertainment entry, I begin by once again rewinding the year on YouTube.  This year, the video is YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014.

YouTube Rewind 2014. Celebrating the moments, memes, and people that made 2014. #YouTubeRewind
I had to watch a bunch of the top music videos for 2014 to appreciate this video.*  Good thing I did; I enjoyed it a lot more the second time around.  If those aren't enough, check out the popular non-music videos mentioned in WXYZ on 2014 in social media.

Follow over the jump for more from Facebook and Google on the year just past, along with another video in the footnote.

The year on Facebook was summarized by All Facebook in text form and by Facebook on Vimeo in video form.

First, World Cup Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic Globally in 2014; Ebola in U.S..
The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the Ebola virus was the topic of the most conversation in the U.S., the social network announced in a Newsroom post Tuesday.
Next, the video.

Finally, New York Magazine reported that Google’s Top Searches of 2014 Are a Great Reminder of How Terrible This Year Was.
Spend enough time on Twitter or trapped inside the hellish 24-hour news cycle and each year will start to seem like the worst year yet. But between Ebola and ISIS and high-profile celebrity suicide and all the airplane disasters, 2014 does seem like a particularly awful year. Now we have data confirmation! Google released its top searches of the year this morning, and the results appear to only corroborate that feeling: 2014 is officially the worst.
Check out the lists at the link for the official word on DOOM for 2014.  Without them, the final entertainment post of the year, if not about the year, would be incomplete.**

*One of those videos was #SELFIE (Official Music Video) - The Chainsmokers.

When we were creating this video we wanted to gather as many #SELFIE's as we could from friends, fans, celebrities and other types that were willing to take part, so we put in a call for action and received thousands of amazing #SELFIES from so many amazing and funny ppl. We tried to pack in as many as possible, so try find yourself, and if you don't at first, try watch it again and pls comment and share the video!
I think the young woman narrating this song sounds like a 21st Century version of Moon Unit Zappa in "Valley Girl"--an annoying stereotype of her generation.  In both cases, I think that's perfectly appropriate.

**I'll have have more to write about 2014 in entertainment when I post about awards shows and magazine picks for the best and worst.  Stay tuned.

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