The internet marketing research outfit comScore calculated the world watched over 88 billion (with a “b”) YouTube videos in November 2011. Now, the world’s largest video sharing site is reporting it garners more than four billion global views a day (which averages out to somewhere in the ballpark of 120 billion views per month). That’s a staggering number of videos watched! An equally staggering number is the amount of videos uploaded.
YouTube also announced users around the globe upload an average of 60 minutes of video to the site every second of every day. That’s a fully day’s worth of video uploaded every 24 seconds, a full year’s worth of video uploaded every two hours and 26 minutes, and enough time-related statistics to keep YouTube designers and engineers busy working for at least the amount of time it takes to upload a decade or so worth of video on a website to show off all those time-related statistics.
OneHourPerSecond.com attempts to make YouTube’s overwhelming numbers more easily conceptualized by way of cute animations and references to viral video ephemera. Check out the site and the video below to gain some Powers of Ten perspective on the sheer size of the YouTube universe.