Today, YouTube turns eight years old, with the company launching back in 2005 as an up and coming startup. Since then, a lot has changed not only on the video sharing platform but in the entire industry as well. However, what has not changed is the exceedingly aggressive strength and growth of YouTube.
Every minute, YouTube says that its community is uploading more than 100hours of video to the platform. Every minute. That’s simply staggering. To put things into perspective, it is the equivalent of four days worth of video uploaded every sixty seconds. Two years ago, this statistic is just around 48hours of video per minute. Last year it was up to 72hours. Indeed, in eight years, YouTube has grown into a web giant, claiming that more than 1B global users per month coming to access video content on the site.
In YouTube’s official blog, see what the company has to say on its eighth birthday:
And so, on our eighth birthday, we’d like to thank you for making YouTube the special place that it is. For showing us how video can create connections, transcend borders and make a difference. For clicking these links even if you aren’t sure what they’ll be, but you trust us. In short, thanks for making us better in big ways and small ones, too. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.