Happy 8th birthday, YouTube!

YouTube is one of those services that feels like it was here forever.  In digital years it might have been.  But in human years, it’s a few month younger than my son.  YouTube blog reminds us that it was launched in May of 2005.

Today, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s more than four days of video uploaded each minute! Every month, more than 1 billion people come to YouTube to access news, answer questions and have a little fun. That’s almost one out of every two people on the Internet.

Millions of partners are creating content for YouTube and more than 1,000 companies worldwide have mandated a one-hour mid-day break to watch nothing but funny YouTube videos. Well, we made that last stat up, but that would be cool (the other stats are true).

Happy birthday, YouTube!  You are awesome.  Keep it up.

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