YouTube.com; interesting statistics
According to the YouTube press statistics some interesting points are as follows:
1. About 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute (1 minunte => 35 hours)
2. 70% of YouTube traffic is from outside of US
3. YouTube has signed over 10,000 partners to date including Turner, Disney, Univision and hundreds of partners are making six figures a year.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] 4. There are about 7000 hours of full length shows and films on YouTube
5. 10% of YouTube’s videos are available in HD
6. Content ID scans over 100 years of video every day
7. More than 50% of videos have rating or comments
8. YouTube is localised in 25 countries across 45 languages
9. YouTube reached over 700 billion playbacks in 2010
10. YouTube’s demographic is broad: 18-54 years old
11. Youtube is 3rd most frequently visited site in the world according to Alexa.com on June 25, 2011.
Further to read About youtube
Youtube is video sharing website developed in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees i.e. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. It is based in San Bruno, California. It was bought by Google Inc. in November 2006 for $1.65 billion and now working as a subsidiary of Google.
First youtube video was titled “Me at the zoo” shot by Yakov Lapitsky in San Diego Zoo. It was uploaded on 8:27 PM on Saturday April 23, 2005 by Jawed Karim. It can still be seen at youtube.
One of the longest videos on youtube is about 28 hours and 46 minutes long and is uploaded by the user imad07.
Youtube receives speedy popularity and according to USAtoday.com youtube serves 100 million videos per day in july 2006. According to the telegraph, it was said that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much capacity as the entire internet took up in 2000.
According to The Telegraph , in April 2011, James Zern, a YouTube software engineer said that 30 percent of uploaded videos made about 99 percent of the views on youtube.
YouTube makes most of its revenue from in-stream advertising on clips and programmes from network and studio production partners, including Disney and film studio MGM.
Youtube researchers continuously work on new ideas. On Test tube everyone can check and tell youtube about the new ideas.
Types of videos that are diplayed on Youtube:
Youtube uses Adobe Flash player and HTML-5 technology to display user generated videos which may include:
1. TV clips
2. Movie clips
3. Music videos and
4. Short original videos etc.
A large number of formats are accepted by Youtube for uploading such as .AVI, .MKV, .MOV, .MP4, DivX, .FLV, .ogg and .ogv.
Most of youtube experience can be acheived by the following essentials:
For watching a video you may watch either without signing in or you may create an account. After watching the video you may like or dislike the video. You can also place comments on the watched video and respond to the other comments. You may also watch the suggested videos on the right side. You may change the video player sizes and there are different options to watch it. You may translate captions of some the videos or when it is available.
Movie can also be rented to watch on Youtube while online.
Youtube helps to search the videos by searching with the name, title or subject of the video. You can discover top chart videos on youtube. Viewers can subscribe to a particular channel which you like. Browsing can also be done to view the videos in a particular category.
Based on the particular viewing history youtube viewers will be able to watch recommended videos from youtube
Videos can be shared through emails, social networking sites or directly blog from the videos. Videos can be embedded in the website or blog. Videos can be automatically shared with others if the user wants to share automatically his/her videos with others.
Uploaded videos are personalized by making channels. These channels will show uploaded videos, favourite videos and playlists.
Uploaded videos can be edited in the youtube. Users can look at the insights of uploaded videos. Annotations can be added in the youtube. Audioswap functionality helps to change the background voice. User added description can be uploaded.
Terms related to youtube:
Address Book is in the Inbox of the YouTube account where contacts, to whom you are linked through friend invitations as well as the emails of the friends, can be viewed.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-07-16-youtube-views_x.htm accessed June 25, 2011.
http://www.alexa.com/topsites accessed June 25, 2011.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1584230/Web-could-collapse-as-video-demand-soars.html accessed June 25, 2011.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8464418/Almost-all-YouTube-views-come-from-just-30-of-films.html accessed June 25, 2011.