YouTube Bests Of The Bests 2012: Rewind And Play In Style [Video]

In May 2010 on its 5th anniversary, YouTube released its annual review, reporting it has 2 billion views per day. Consecutive year, in 2011 it reported– 3 billion views per day, 490 million unique visitors and 92 billion pageviews. Such astounding figure posolutely left many eyebrows raised. This year, it has 5.77% market share in global social media (only online video library to make up in top five-as per StatCounter) . Its annual review in 2012 reveal- 4 billion views per day (growing 1 billion views each year) and some other bewildering stats;

  • Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth

Over the period of time YouTube certainly has become the most prodigious online video library. It’s not only famous among PC and laptop users, mobile and tablet users have also started embracing and admiring it.

  • Traffic from mobile devices tripled in 2011
  • More than 20% of global YouTube views come from mobile devices
  • 3 hours of video is uploaded per minute to YouTube from mobile devices
  • YouTube is available on 350 million devices


Moreover,the Weather channel’s live streaming on hurricane Sandy(70 hours coverage) had a 1000 percent surge.It had 450 million pageviews in a single day–170 thousand simultaneous live streaming. Not only the videos from earth but also from space, attracted traffic. Videos such as NASA Curosity’s landing on mars was watched by 3.8  million people – with over 4000 video uploads tagged “mars rover” . Even Red Bull stratos –Felix Baumgartener’s jump from space embraced 8 million users at the same time, one of the largest live YouTube audience ever assembled. The videos by,from or about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were watched 2.7 billion times during the U.S presidential election—which is 3x times the views of Gangam Style. Users on social networking sites also are deeply affectionate towards YouTube.

  • 500 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook, and over 700 YouTube videos are shared  on Twitter each minute
  • 100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week
  • More than 50% of videos on YouTube have been rated or include comments from the community
  • Clicks on the ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ button on YouTube have doubled since the start of 2011. For every ‘dislike,’ we get 10 ‘likes’- people like to tell other people about the stuff they love.




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