YouTube users now watching 2 billion videos a day

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Plenty of reasons to celebrate over at YouTube HQ today. Not only is it the 5th birthday of the launch of the service’s beta site, but the video streaming site has also announced a massive landmark in that its users now watch 2 billion videos every day.

“I don’t think we could have ever planned or imagined we would get to the scale or the size we are today. We were mostly trying to create a video solution for ourselves based on our own frustrations. We are proud of what we have achieved so far but we have a lot of work ahead,” said co-founder Chad Hurley.

To mark the occasion, YouTube are launching the “My YouTube Story” channel, where they are encouraging film makers and casual uploaders to share their experiences of using the site. The content will eventually be curated by Stephen Higgins, culminating in a documentary on the impact of YouTube.

Check out the infographic below for a nicely detailed look back at the stats and history of the world’s most popular video platform.

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Via: BBC

Gerald Lynch