YouTube has just turned 8, and I am quite sure that nobody ever figured out that a site like YouTube could have exploded to being what it is today. In fact, just as YouTube celebrates its 8th birthday (many happy returns of the day!), it has achieved yet another interesting statistic for you to mull over – where YouTube users actually upload over 100 hours of video each minute. That’s a whole lot of videos to go through, for sure, and imagine the immense amount of space required to handle all the new videos that are uploaded each day.
The world’s top online video service that is owned by Google came out with that particular statistic, and if you were to extrapolate it into a full minute, we get over 4 days’ worth of video. When you compare this figure to the one garnered in the year 2011, we are looking at just 48 hours of video each minute, with the figure jumping to 72 hours of video uploaded per minute last year. It seems that if you were to take just the past two years alone, we are looking at the average increase of 25 hours of video uploaded per minute each year. When do you think the saturation point would be reached?