YouTube Turns 6 With 3 Billion Views Per Day
By on May 25th, 2011

In May 2005, the YouTube founders launched YouTube.com and today YouTube is celebrating its sixth birthday with an announcement that it’s uploading 48 hours of video every minute. That’s huge!

YouTube’s global daily views have gone up up 37 percent in the past six months and now records 3 billion views per day, which is more than 50 percent from a year ago.

YouTube Stats
The company announced in its blog:

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.

With live event streaming and faster uploads, no doubt YouTube has achieved this success rate. YouTube now targets 72 hours a minute, or 4 billion views a day and I’m sure this will be achieved in no time.

YouTube’s first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. The site was initially opened to beta testers in May 2005 and in October 2006 it was acquired by Google for $1.65bn


The first video upload on YouTube

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  • Yehoshua Ghitis

    that’s over 69 thousand hours in a day, which is 2880 days which is 7.8 years, after one week, it would be 55.2 years and in one month, 236 years or 23.6 decades, one month of youtube = 2 1/2 lifetimes worth of video.

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