YouTube celebrates its sixth anniversary of the launch of YouTube.com this month. The video sharing site with 142 million unique monthly viewers is celebrating a few metrics landmarks along with it.

Over 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. According to the YouTube blog, “that’s a “37% increase over the last six months and a 100% over the last year” (which is probably around the last time YouTube updated its FAQ, considering the page still reads “24 hours of video are uploaded every minute”). To give that stat a little more context, two days worth of video every minute is equivalent to 120 days worth of video every hour and a year’s worth of video every 3 hours, 2 minutes, and 30 seconds.

That’s a lot of content! Which a lot of people are watching!

YouTube also announced it now serves over 3 billion (with a “b”) views a day. That’s a 50% increase over last year and equivalent to roughly 44% of the world’s population or .02% of the US National Debt watching a YouTube video every 24 hours.

Happy anniversary YouTube and happy viewing!

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