AP writer Jake Coyle took the time to draft a good list of the Top 10 YouTube videos of 2006. The story appears all over the place.

There is just one problem though. The story doesn’t so much as link to the chosen videos, much less play the videos within the story itself. The experience is actually frustrating. I’m given a seemingly great list but no way to watch the videos without going on some sort of wild goose chase to find them.

I’m on the Internet reading your story. Show me the videos.
Anyway, as a public service, here are embedded versions of his top 5 videos (or concepts in some case).

(1) “The face of YouTube — The cute, bedroom confessions of Lonelygirl15 remain the site’s quintessential expression.”

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(2) “Network wake-up call — ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ “Lazy Sunday” mock-rap sketch was, in some ways, what started the revolution.”

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(3) “Political fallout — YouTube, like the Internet in general, has made it a specialty to reveal the gaffes and mistakes of the establishment.”

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(4) “Floundering founders — When Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in October, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen posted a goofy, unrehearsed video…”

I couldn’t find this one.

(5) “OK, stop — MTV turned 25 this year, but it became clear a long time ago that its programming doesn’t have room for music videos anymore. YouTube’s expanse is endless, of course, and the site turned a little-known power pop group into the music video sensation of the year. OK Go’s video for “Here it Goes Again” was made in one long take with the amateurish creativity that YouTube specializes in. ”

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[Via MediaShift]

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Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.