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Social Media Quick Facts: YouTube

Here are some more quick facts, this time on YouTube.  You can find the previous posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn by clicking on the links.

  • The very first video uploaded was called "Me at the Zoo", on 23rd April 2005.
  • By June 2006, more than 5,000 videos were being uploaded every day.
  • YouTube receives more than 2 billion viewers per day.
  • Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.
  • The U.S. accounts for 70% of YouTube users.
  • Over half of YouTube's users are under 20 years old.
  • You would need to live for around 1,000 years to watch all the videos currently on YouTube.
  • YouTube is available in 19 countries and 12 languages.
  • Music videos account for 20% of uploads.
  • YouTube uses the same amount of bandwidth as the entire Internet used in 2000.

Statistics from YouTube press center.