YouTube Growing By 20 Hours Of Video Every Minute

May 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

YouTube Product Manager Ryan Junee shared an interesting stat today: YouTube users are uploading 20 hours of video every minute, on the average:

In mid-2007, six hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute. Then it grew to eight hours per minute, then 10, then 13. In January of this year, it became 15 hours of video uploaded every minute, the equivalent of Hollywood releasing over 86,000 new full-length movies into theaters each week.

Now, 20 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and it is a testament to the fact that you’ve made YouTube your online video home.

What makes this even more amazing is that the site works, in spite of the fact that most of the video uploaded to YouTube is mind-numbingly dull:

YouTube’s success comes, not from the mass of video that is getting uploaded to the site, but from the fact that YouTube make it easy for you to find content that’s of interest to a broad range of people.

This is a key challenge of user-generated media, and YouTube and Apple, with it’s iTunes podcast directory, have demonstrated how doing this well can be a key competive advantage.

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