If you’ve ever wondered why Facebook is so interested in getting into video, despite the fact that they’re kind of late to the game and there have already been established players, you wouldn’t need to look any further than YouTube. The company has recently announced that they have managed to cross a milestone of 1 billion hours of videos watched on a daily basis.

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According to YouTube’s post on its blog, “Let’s put that in perspective. If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would take you over 100,000 years. 100,000 years ago, our ancestors were crafting stone tools and migrating out of Africa while mammoths and mastodons roamed the Earth. If you spent 100,000 years traveling at the speed of light, you could travel from one end of the Milky Way to the other (and you wouldn’t age a day!). And if you searched for 100,000 years on YouTube, you’d find a really killer KISS track.”

Of course given the number of videos available on YouTube today, and the number of people using the platform, we guess it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that so many hours a day are consumed watching YouTube videos. That being said despite this achievement, YouTube seems to be having some trouble with its creators as of late.

Due to the various changes made by YouTube, quite a few big name creators have expressed their unhappiness, but we guess despite that YouTube appears to be chugging along just fine.

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