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YouTube’s year in review makes 2016 look like a huge dance party

Depending on the platform you’re on, 2015 might looks incredibly different. Facebook paints a stark picture of hardship and triumph over adversity. YouTube, however, went with a brighter, more millennial-oriented take on the past year, showcasing its biggest stars while throwing some bona fide celebrities into the mix.


YouTube has been doing year-end “Rewind” videos since 2010, but only since 2012 has it been doing large-scale musical productions with special effects, big-name personalities, and a mix of some of the year’s biggest hits. This year is no exception; there are so many (maybe too many) people doing the Nae-Nae here. But 2015 was also the year that YouTube turned 10, so along with the likes of Marques Brownlee and PewDiePie making cameos, there was a nice little tribute to YouTube’s history, featuring T-Pain on a blow-up dolphin and, naturally, Rebecca Black in that car from “Friday.”

YouTube released the video as part of new “Trending” tab announcement. The new feature will make it easier for viewers to find videos that are bubbling up in popularity, using an algorithm that collects videos based on comments, views, and location. That way, it’ll be harder to miss the big videos of 2016.

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