Kevin Allocca

YouTube trends manager
Kevin Allocca watches YouTube videos. For his job.

Why you should listen

Writer and analyst Kevin Allocca works with YouTube Trends, a spot for tracking the latest viral videos -- and connecting to the communities that make the parodies, tributes and reply videos that circle the giant viral planets of the YouTube-iverse.

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“I admit, I have a pretty unusual job.” — Kevin Allocca on socialtimes.com

Kevin Allocca’s TED talks

Kevin Allocca on the TED Blog

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TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation?

September 6, 2013

This week’s TED Radio Hour tries to pinpoint what exactly makes a millennial a millennial. Growing up in a world marked by a new set of challenges and opportunities — the Internet, longer lifespans, an economic crisis — today’s twentysomethings have a vastly different perspective on and approach to life from previous generations. What makes […]

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Quotes from Kevin Allocca

In a world where over two days of video get uploaded every minute, only that which is truly unique and unexpected can stand out in the way that [viral videos] have.
Kevin Allocca
TEDYouth 2011 • 1.5M views Feb 2012
Funny, Informative
On YouTube no one has to green-light your idea.
Kevin Allocca
TEDYouth 2011 • 1.5M views Feb 2012
Funny, Informative
Tastemakers, creative participating communities, complete unexpectedness — these are characteristics of a new kind of media and a new kind of culture.
Kevin Allocca
TEDYouth 2011 • 1.5M views Feb 2012
Funny, Informative