This month marks the 6th birthday of YouTube. In order to celebrate, YouTube has released some interesting statistics. Currently, 48 hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute, with 3 billion views per day. This is up from 24 hours of video per minute, and 2 billion views per day only one year ago.
Additional YouTube statistics:
- 13 million hours of video uploaded in 2010, with 700 billion playbacks
- 30% of all traffic comes from the U.S. (YouTube is localized in 25 countries and 43 languages)
- More than 7,000 hours of full length movies and shows, with 10% of all YouTube videos being offered in HD
- More videos were uploaded on YouTube in 2 months than ABC, CBS, and NBC combined created in 60 years.
- 2 billion video views per week are being monetized by 10,000 YouTube partners, many of which make six-figure incomes.
- 100 million mobile views per day
YouTube was sold to Google for 1.65 billion dollars only one year after its creation. In the near future, they hope to reach 72 hours of uploaded video per minute, with 4 billion views per day. The site has exploded in popularity in an extremely short amount of time, so the feat seems very possible.