This month six years ago, a little video website called YouTube was launched. To mark the occasion, the company has released some rather startling numbers. From the official YouTube blog:
Today, more than 48 hours (two days worth) of video are uploaded to the site every minute, a 37% increase over the last six months and 100% over last year.
48 hours worth of content uploaded every minute of every day. Wow. Also amazing:
The other great birthday present? Your views. We’re amazed that over this last weekend, you drove YouTube past the 3 billion views a day mark, a 50% increase over last year. That’s the equivalent of nearly half the world’s population watching a YouTube video each day, or every U.S. resident watching at least nine videos a day.