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This week's Trends: major news, proms, and the dougie

By Kevin Allocca

Global Director of Culture & Trends, YouTube

Each weekday, we at YouTube Trends take a look at the most interesting videos and cultural phenomena on YouTube as they develop. We want take a moment to highlight some of what we've come across this week:

  • We tracked the reaction across the country following the President's address on the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • We studied how President Obama's correspondents' dinner remarks were the most watched ever on YouTube.

  • We catalogued 10 different, creative, and funny ways high school students asked each other to prom.

  • We looked into the the history of "the dougie" through YouTube searches.

  • We saw how college kids are celebrating finals week with flash mob dances.

  • And this "ultimate dog tease" became one of the week's most-shared clips:

Check back every day for the latest about what's trending on YouTube at: