YouTube continues to grow by leaps and bounds and this month the video streaming network reported 4 billion hours of watch video, a new record just two months after the site celebrated its 7th birthday.
4 billion hours is the equivalent of 456,000 years worth of video viewing in a single one month time period.
Two months ago YouTube executives revealed 3 billion hours of monthly viewing, an increase of 1 billion hours in under 60 days.
YouTube exec Robery Kyncl revealed the new streaming record while speaking on Thursday at the company’s new professional content channels initiative.
Here are some additional stats which may surprise YouTube users:
- 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
- Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube every month
- 500 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook
- 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute (up from 500 last month)
With an increasing social presences that encourages further sharing, including integration with Google+ it is likely that the company will continue to see exponential growth. It will be interesting to see if site numbers for July and August increase as YouTube streams Olympic events in Africa and parts of Asia.
Are you surprised by YouTube’s massive steaming numbers?