YouTube uploads hit 60 hours per minute
24 January 2012
Video-sharing website YouTube now receives 60 hours of uploads per minute and 4 billion views per day, the company has claimed.
Writing in a blog post, YouTube’s management claimed that the amount of video uploaded to the Google-owned site had grown ten-fold since 2007.
"Since the dawn of YouTube, we’ve been sharing the hours of video you upload every minute. In 2007 we started at six hours, then in 2010 we were at 24 hours, then 35, then 48, and now...60 hours of video every minute, an increase of more than 30% in the last eight months. In other words, you’re uploading one hour of video to YouTube every second."
The site also claimed users were "watching more as well; we’ve now exceeded four billion video views globally every day. That’s up 25% in the last 8 months and the equivalent of more than half the world’s population watching a video every day." YouTube claimed the numbers were continuing to grow.
YouTube redesigned its home page late last year to emphasise its full-length movies and social network credentials.
The video-sharing site, which has 800 million viewers a month is now intent on making YouTube a more central part of its audience’s lives, Robert Kynci, YouTube’s vice president of content partnerships, said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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