24 April 2012

YouTube turns 7.

Seems eons since it launched and may well be the future of video content,  YouTube was launched with this simple 19 second video featuring it's cofounder just 7 years ago:

Some staggering statistics, 7 years later:

  • 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second.
  • Over 4 billion videos are viewed a day
  • Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 3 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localised in 39 countries and across 54 languages
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or almost 140 views for every person on Earth

Updated stats across other metrics, including traffic, can be found here

Happy Birthday YouTube!

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