YouTube @6: 3 Billion Views a Day, 48 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute - Happy 6th Birthday!

YouTube.com was launched in May 2005, now celebrates its sixth birthday!"Six years on, the world is watching and we wanted to say thank you to the YouTube community for a couple of amazing birthday presents," Google said."First, your video. Today, more than 48 hours (two days worth) of video are uploaded to the site every […]

YouTube.com was launched in May 2005, now celebrates its sixth birthday!

"Six years on, the world is watching and we wanted to say thank you to the YouTube community for a couple of amazing birthday presents," Google said.

"First, your video. Today, more than 48 hours (two days worth) of video are uploaded to the site every minute, a 37% increase over the last six months and 100% over last year.[...]We're continually impressed and inspired by the quality and breadth (in addition to quantity) of videos that you upload to the site every day," Google added.

"On our end, we're constantly evolving to provide the best video sharing and viewing experience for you from faster processing of uploads to longer video lengths to the launch of self-service live stream capabilities to partners."

The other great birthday present? "We're amazed that over this last weekend, you drove YouTube past the 3 billion views a day mark, a 50% increase over last year. That's the equivalent of nearly half the world's population watching a YouTube video each day, or every U.S. resident watching at least nine videos a day," Google noted.

"So when will we reach 72 hours a minute, or 4 billion views a day? That's up to you," Google.

[Source: YouTube blog]