Today, everyone’s favorite video hosting site, YouTube, is turning seven years old. To celebrate its birthday, it has hosted a video “on itself” (in more ways than one) detailing some of the site’s most recent milestones and released some stunning new statistics. While it used to be that YouTube was home to an additional 48 hours of footage every minute at its sixth birthday, and 60 hours per minute at the beginning of this year, the video giant is now up to a whopping 72 hours of new footage every minute, marking an utterly impressive all-time high.
As the official YouTube blog puts it, YouTube is now uploading “61 Royal Wedding Ceremonies, 841 Bad Romances, and 1,194 Nyan Cats,” which is more of any of those things than you could ever conceivably want. And that’s every minute. YouTube shows no signs of slowing down, so the only question now is how soon they’ll hit 96. If the trend keeps up, probably by the end of the year. The question you don’t want to ask is: What is all this stuff. Mostly things that don’t warrant watching. This video, however, is worth a peek.
- Back YouTube commanded a paltry 48 hours per minute
- Viacom is currently aiming a billion dollar lawsuit at YouTube
- YouTube’s first video