This month YouTube celebrates its sixth birthday after being launched back in 2005 and will be celebrating even harder with the news that last weekend it passed the 3 billion views a day mark, a 50% increase over last year.
To put this in to some sort of perspective YouTube compares it to, “ 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.” Wow.. I wonder what the bandwidth bill is for that sort of traffic would be?
Google has also the infographic above which sheds some light on the quantity of media being consumed and uploaded to YouTube on a daily basis. Showing that 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds.
Google’s YouTube also asks the question “when will we reach 72 hours a minute, or 4 billion views a day?”. What are your thoughts, add your date below?