Saturday, September 11, 2010

You imploded!!!

So today my brother and I traveled to my parents house. It was about a 4 hour drive which isn't all that long. While we were driving we discussed various things including a veriety of YouTube videos. Now, most of the videos that we talked about were music videos. I have come to the realization that YouTube has, in fact, imploded! I would say exploded, but thats just not cool enough. Anyway, if you think back and are older than 14 or so, you might remember videos like "Girlfriend" by Avril Levigne (remember her?). Now, this video had some of the most views, with somewhere around 60 million views. I thought this number rather incredible! Little did I know! Over this last year or two, YouTube imploded. Now theres a video every left right and center with a few million views. It seems the new chalenge is to break the 100 million mark. The thing that really brought this YouTube phenomenom to my attention, was the music video "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem and Rihanna. In one month it amassed over 93 million views! Of course I'm sure that many of those views are from people who think it portrays their lives or something, and therefore feel the need to watch it a dozen times every day hahaha. But regardless, a few years ago it would have taken ten times as long to achieve so many views.

In Honor of YouTube I would like to present these interesting facts about our favorite video sharing site:

Febuary 2005 YouTube registers domain name and begins work on the sight

December 2005 The official launch, over 8 million videos watched daily.

July 2006 Over 100 million video views a day, 65,000 videos uploaded a day

May 2007 First known incident of a Rick Roll

October 2007 The Queen of England launches a YouTube channel

January 2008 10 hours of video uploaded every minute

May 2008 13 hours of video uploaded every minute

October 2008 15 hours of video uploaded every minute

May 2009 20 hours of video uploaded every minute

October 2009 YouTube announced more than 1 billion views a day

November 2009 Full 1080 P launched

March 2010 over 24 hours of video uploaded every minute

May 2010 YouTube exceeds 2 billion views a day.

YouTube is my hero! :p

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