I have to add that if you have tons of pages then a "view all" is NOT recommended at all. Whatsmore (it is in the video as well) if the "view all" pageload time takes let's say more than 10 secs, then it is not recommended.
An other thing is if your site has a search function and you have a pagination, then again i'm not sure which one to use: canonical or prev-next ?
@deadsea: What do you think is it wise to do the following:
on page two there would be a <link rel="prev" href="/1", is it not wiser to redirect that straight to: href="/" instead of first page from a SEO point of view? (of course both are the same pages)
And to follow that, what if i have a lot of related articles about the same topic and i want to connect them to one another can i connect them(they can be described as a "SERIES") with this prev-next stuff even if they have totally different urls?