More than 100 Hours of Video Are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute
Posted on May 21, 2013 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
When YouTube first launched in May of 2005, it seems unlikely that anyone could have understood what would become of it. It gained public interest fast, and a mere year-and-a-half later, it was picked up by Google for $1.65 billion (talk about a great ROI). Fast-forward to today, and YouTube enjoys a staggering billion visitors per month – that’s about 1 out of every 2 people that have Internet access.
In a blog post, Google had a few more stats to throw our way. Every minute, over 100 hours of video is uploaded to the site – about 60 days’ worth in the time it took me to write and publish this post. Today, the company has over 1 million partners, and “more than 1,000 companies worldwide have mandated a one-hour mid-day break to watch nothing but funny YouTube videos“. Alright, the last one is a made-up statistic, but wouldn’t it be great?
To celebrate turning eight-years-old, Google sourced The Gregory Brothers to explain in a video just how epic YouTube has become. As one of those people who doesn’t go a day without visiting the site, I can assuredly say that I’d be lost without it. Sure, there are alternatives, but most of them are ad-ridden or have other issues that drive me bonkers. YouTube keeps it simple, and it works.
Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.