As 2011 draws to a close it can be interesting to ponder on the year that was – online.
Of the top 10 clips viewed by New Zealanders this year, eight were homegrown, including the now-infamous Nek Minute and Ghost Chips videos.
The clip Nek Minute, uploaded by skateboarder Levi Hawken mucking around with a scooter, featured at number two on the list with 1.7 million views.
It was beaten only by the so-called “worst song ever written”, 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s Friday, which caused a global sensation when it was released earlier this year.
Friday, the most-watched YouTube video the world over, now has more than 167 million hits.
For a full run down of what we watched most on YouTube: