I am a big fan of YouTube. I love being able to find some great videos of my favorite performers and I can watch them for free…and as many times as I want. #1 on my list of performers to watch is Clay Aiken; I also love pulling up figure skating videos…anyone else like watching Michelle Kwan or Brian Boitano?
YouTube was created by three engineers in San Bruno, California in 2005. The three men met while working at PayPal. It seems the idea of YouTube came about because the three were trying to share videos taken during a party in San Francisco. I am sure these talented young men had no idea they were creating one of the largest and most successful social networking site on the Internet.
I visited a site called Digital Marketing Ramblings. On January 2, 2015, Craig Smith compiled statistics from different sources about You Tube. He then wrote an article titled: By The Numbers: 60 Amazing You Tube Statistics. According the Smith, the numbers in this article are the latest that are available. Take a look at the following statistics about YouTube. I was amazed and I think you will be too.
How many people use You Tube?
How many video views on You Tube per day?
Hours of video watched per month on You Tube
How much video is uploaded to You Tube per minute?
Number of days worth of You Tube videos that are viewed on Facebook every minute
These are astounding figures. I knew YouTube was popular, but I had no idea it was so large. If you want to see more of the numbers, you can read them at DMR
So…lets do an experiment. How about if each one of us watches the YouTube on this article. After you click on the arrow in the middle of the screen:
- Click on the YouTube sign at the bottom right corner.
- Watch the video
- Click on the Like button
- Write a short comment under the video…It can be as easy as “I love this video by Clay Aiken”
- Check here tomorrow to see if we added some plays and likes!!
It’s a win-win situation. We get to watch Clay Aiken and Clay gets hits on his video!! When I posted this video, the number was 19,439.