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YouTube Turns 10 Today [Official Stats]

Youtube_logoTen years ago today, YouTube uploaded its first video. Co-founder Jawed Karim posted a boring 18 second clip of himself at the San Diego Zoo.  And while Facebook and upstarts like Vessel are coming on strong, YouTube remains the dominant force in online video. The official stats:

  • YouTube-icon-full_colorYouTube has more than 1 billion users
  • Every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views
  • The number of hours people are watching on YouTube each month is up 50% year over year
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • ~60% of a creator’s views comes from outside their home country
  • YouTube is localized in 75 countries and available in 61 languages
  • Half of YouTube views are on mobile devices
  • Mobile revenue on YouTube is up over 100% y/y

For Creators –

  • YouTube CreatorsPartner revenue is up over 50% from 2013 to 2014 (10/10/14)
  • Opened YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, New York and Sao Paulo, so far bringing in 60k+ people who’ve created over 6500 videos that have generated more than 50 million hours of watch time, the equivalent of more than 5,700 years
  • Of the 100+ channels we funded in 2011 — 86 of those channels are in the top 1% of all YouTube channels, 25 have 1+ million subscribers, and collectively they’re getting over 3/4 billion views a month
  • More than a million channels in dozens of countries are earning revenue from the YouTube Partner Program, and thousands of channels are making six figures per year

from YouTube


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