4 billion people watch YouTube videos daily

By on January 24, 2012
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46k views every second!

According to Reuters, YouTube is getting 4 billion views daily, that’s just over 46,000 views every second. The video sharing website that started in 2005, and was bought out by Google in November 2006, has sure turned out to be a great deal. But then, there was never a doubt that YouTube would never hit it big time.

The current viewership is an almost 25% increase over last May, while the amount of uploaded videos has increased from 48 hours per minute, to 60 hours uploaded every minute worldwide.

Reuters hints at this immense success at YouTube’s expansion over various platforms, mainly smartphones and tablets, where custom applications allow people to watch YouTube easily, and anywhere. And with high production value videos and user generated content being easily uploadable from any such device, including many video games, the content on YouTube, and the number of people watching it just keeps on growing.


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