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YouTube celebrates fresh content milestone

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By John Glenday | Reporter

January 24, 2012 | 1 min read

Voracious online video portal YouTube has reportedly hit a fresh milestone in its relentless growth after the firm revealed it now receives around 60 hours of uploads per minute and four billion views per day.

This represents a 10-fold increase since 2007, as the firm noted in a blog post: “Since the dawn of YouTube, we’ve been sharing the hours of video you upload every minute. In 2007 we started at six hours, then in 2010 we were at 24 hours, then 35, then 48, and now...60 hours of video every minute, an increase of more than 30 percent in the last eight months.

In other words, you’re uploading one hour of video to YouTube every second.”

The sheer volume of content that this represents is difficult to imagine, prompting YouTube to publish onehourpersecond.com, a website geared toward visualising the data overload its overworked servers must crunch through.

YouTube recently redesigned its home page to emphasise its stock of full length movies and social media compatibility.

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