Thursday, June 16, 2011

This Week's Top News Stories on YouTube - Riots, Wreckage, and a Resignation

Everyday on the CitizenTube Channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter) we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Every week we'll post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week here. This week:

  • We witnessed deadly floods in central and southern China that killed more than 90 people, affected more than 8.5 million people, and caused over $1bn in damage.
  • We were shaken by massive 6.0 and 5.5 earthquake aftershocks in Christchurch, New Zealand, and their aftermath.
  • We got to know the US Republican presidential candidates better during their first major debate.
  • We saw thousands of angry Greeks protest against a government that imposed austerity measures they felt weren't working and further crippling their economy.
  • We watched lots of sports as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA basketball championship. Though we enjoyed the basketball spoofs, were sad to see Vancouver riot after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup ice hockey trophy.
  • We witnessed the demise and eventual resignation of US Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York over the #weinergate scandal.


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