YouTube Now Serving 4 Billion Videos Daily
Via: posted by Danny Goodwin, January 24, 2012 at searchenginewatch.com
Ready for some more crazy YouTube stats? In the next minute, 60 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube, and by the end of today, 4 billion videos will have been watched around the globe on the world’s most popular video-sharing site.
YouTube announced the new milestones yesterday in a blog post.
To help put the numbers in perspective for users, that means:
- Every second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube.
- 24 hours of video is uploaded every 24 seconds.
- 9 months of video is uploaded every two hours.
- A decade’s worth of video is uploaded every day.
- Every 10 days, a century of video is uploaded.
Additionally, YouTube has announced onehourpersecond.com, a website that humorously visualizes some things that can be done in varying amounts of time, starting with 1.5 seconds (or 91 minutes) of uploads to YouTube (“the International Space Station completes one orbit of the Earth”) and ending with 3.8 million years of uploads to YouTube (“time as we know it begins, reaches the present day, and keeps ticking on into the future…”), which is 13.75 gigayears of video. (You should also check out Greg Jarboe’s post, “How to Visualize the Ridiculously Big Numbers Representing Global Online Video Usage.”
The 60 hours per minute stat is a 30 percent increase in the last eight months, while the daily views stat is a 25 percent increase in the same time frame. At last check in May, YouTube announced it had surpassed 35 hours of video per minute and 3 billion views per day.
However, YouTube fell short of its goal of 72 hours of uploads per minute. But with a major redesign of its home page and the debut of more than 100 new channels, it could happen sometime in 2012.
Over 30% would prioritize social-media freedom, device flexibility, and work mobility over salary in accepting a job offer
Stats of the Day: 50 New Social-Media Stats to Kick-start Your Slide Deck
On her social-media and PR blog, Commentz, Sarah Evans and her staff compile a lot of stats. Each quarter, she cherry-picks the most relevant for marketers to share with Ad Age.
1. eMarketer estimates there will be nearly 21 million Twitter users in the U.S. by the end of this year, and a sizable minority of those will use the service at least in part to follow brands. (eMarketer)
2. Forty percent of bloggers consider themselves professionals. (MediaBistro/State of the Blogosphere 2011)
3. There are now more than 800 million active Facebook users, with more than 200 million added in 2011. (Social Media Examiner)
4. B2C Facebook results are 30% above average on Sundays. (Convince & Convert)
5. Tweets last up to 67 times longer for users with higher Klout scores. (Mashable)
6. Nearly every large charity and university in America is on Facebook. Less than 60% of the Fortune 500 are. (Grow)
7. B2B marketers are spending millions of dollars annually on social-marketing programs, though nearly 30% are not tracking the impact of social-media programs on lead generation and sales. (TechJournal/Pardot)
8. Thirty-four percent of marketers have generated leads using Twitter, and 20% have closed deals using Twitter (AllTwitter)
9. Roughly two-thirds of social-media users say that staying in touch with current friends and family members is a major reason they use these sites, while half say that connecting with old friends they’ve lost touch with is a major reason behind their use of these technologies. (PEW Research)
10. The vast majority (95%) of the parents of 10-year-olds on Facebook were aware when their child signed up for the site, and 78% of those parents helped create the child’s account [despite rules that prohibit children under 13 from joining the social-networking site]. (CNN Tech)
Social giving takes off- How important is FB for fundraising?
Elizabeth K Posted on: Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Social giving takes off
People are asking their friends and family for donations more and more through social media. Here’s what we found out about social giving, and how much it’s growing. For more information on how to take donations through Facebook using JustGiving, click here to download instructions.
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