User Generated Content (UGC), such as Youtube videos, accounts for a substantial fraction of the Internet traffic. To optimize their performance, UGC services usually rely on both proactive and reactive approaches that exploit spatial and temporal locality in access patterns. Alternatives types of locality are also relevant and hardly ever considered together. In this paper, we show on a large (more than 650,000 videos) Youtube dataset that content locality (induced by the related videos feature) andgeographic locality, are in fact correlated. More specifically, we show how the geographic view distribution of a video can be inferred to a large extent from that of its related videos. We leverage these findings to propose a UGC storage system that proactively places videos close to theexpected requests.
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