Everyone remembers the hype around Pokemon Go in July 2016. This phénoménon, particularly visible on Youtube, has increased the counter of views in billions in just a few weeks. In this network shaped like a Pokeball, an essential accessory to catch Pokemons, each node happens to represent a Pokemon video on Youtube. The videos are connected if they are consecutive to another in a Youtube playlist. Even though the main colors (red, blue, white) are here only to increase the Pokeball effect, the shade of each point is proportional to the number of views of each playlist. In the center of the graph, popular videos are regrouped in well-connected communities that we can clearly see thanks to their colors. The rest, less popular, is scattered around the center, forming the surface of the Pokeball. Gotta catch ’em all!
Do you remember my Pokemon network? Well, like a real Pokemon, it evolved significantly in the last few weeks to become even more massive! To complement what I wrote earlier, let’s do a bit of data-science and bring some facts to the table.
Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm. With over 100 million downloads and an average of 24 million active users, Pokemon GO is the biggest mobile game ever! Today, we explore the surprising network of Youtube videos on Pokemon.