YouTube has turned eight years old today. Back in May 2005, the founders of YouTube Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim would have never suspected that their website would grow this big and get acquired by Google $1.65 billion.
Back in 2011, YouTube users were adding 48 hours of video per minute, while that figure jumped to 72 hours per week last year.And today according to the YouTube blog, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute .This is over four days of video uploaded each minute. YouTube is also hitting 1 billion unique visitors per month.
YouTube says “And so, on our eighth birthday, we’d like to thank you for making YouTube the special place that it is. For showing us how video can create connections, transcend borders and make a difference. For clicking these links even if you aren’t sure what they’ll be, but you trust us. In short, thanks for making us better in big ways and small ones, too. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.”