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Here are a bunch of interesting statistics which I have
compiled from various sites over the past few months.
Since some of these numbers date from the last year,
they’re not necessarily the most current or up-to-date
(thus I’ve made a couple of “calculated” adjustments):

Total number of YouTube videos — over 120,000,000

Number of videos uploaded per day — about 200,000

Time required to see all the videos — over 600 years

Number of videos watched daily — over 200,000,000

Amount of content uploaded every minute — 13 hours

Number of accounts on YouTube — over 300,000,000

Credit Suisse estimates that 375 million people around
the world will play about 75 billion YouTube videos this year.

Percentage of videos violating copyright — over 12%

The top categories of uploaded videos — music 20%,
entertainment 15%, people/blogs 14%, comedy 13%
sports 7%, educational 6%, automotive 5%, film 5%

The source of videos — amateur 80%, professional
(meaning “partners”) 15%, commercial/corporate 5%

Top countries uploading videos — United States 35%,
United Kingdom 7%, Philippines 4%, all of the these
countries have around 3%: Australia, Brazil, Canada,
France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Turkey

Amount of bandwidth used — about the same as for
the entire internet in the year 2000

The most visited popular sites on the entire internet
— #1 Yahoo, #2 Google, #3 YouTube

The most visited popular sites for watching videos
— YouTube 60%, MySpace 16%, Google Video 8%,
Yahoo 3%, MSN 2%

Yearly cost of YouTube’s bandwith — $360,000,000
Yearly cost of buying music rights — $250,000,000
Yearly cost of all other expenses — $100,000,000
Expected ad revenue for this year — $240,000,000
Money YouTube will lose this year — $470,000,000

My most recent reference for some of these stats:…


YouTube video with the longest “run-time” — 4:36:03

YouTube video with the most thumbs — over 13,000
(click “Comment(s) marked as spam: Show”
to see a lot of other thumbs in the +5,000s)

My vote for the strangest YouTube video of all-time:

My vote for funniest/oddest thing ever shown on TV:

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