Jun 1, 2011
Everyone in the world knows about YouTube these days, however some may not know the exponential growth that YouTube has experienced. Over the last 6 years YouTube has gone from very short videos to now movies.
The first video ever posted on YouTube was on April 23rd, 2005 and was only 19 seconds. The video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo in front of the elephant enclosure.
Now over 6 years later there is more than 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. Wow, you did read that right, every minute on YouTube there is over 48 hours of video being uploaded. This is mind boggling!
These numbers represent a 100% increase in the last year alone. For those who are wondering if online video is big, these numbers show you that online video is still relatively new, but is increasing at unheard of rates of growth.