2008’s Best Viral Videos and Worst Tech Embarrassments

It’s that time when we start looking back at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the past year. First up, move over, crying Britney dude — 2008 has some new (and slightly less creepy) favorite viral videos.

Online video tracking service TubeMogul released its list of the 10 most popular online videos of the year over at Silicon Alley Insider. The list is said to be based purely on traffic. Here’s the breakdown:

10. Jonas Brothers: “When You Look Me In The Eyes”

9. Leona Lewis: “Better In Time”

8. T.I.: “Whatever You Like”

7. Obama Campaign Speech On Race

6. Jason Mraz: “I’m Yours”

5. Chris Brown: “Forever”

4. Rihanna: “Take a Bow”

3. Katie Couric interviews Sarah Palin

2. Miley Cyrus: “7 Things”

1. Jonas Brothers: “Burnin’ Up”

Pretty weak turnout, eh? Where’s Chocolate Rain when you need him?

The AP also released its own list this week, but it’s not much better. For a far more entertaining and enjoyable year-end review, I highly recommend perusing the Top 12 Tech Embarrassments of 2008. It’s written by one hell of a guy. Witness:


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