When asked to think of a video sharing site, chances are the first one that comes to mind is YouTube. For almost a decade we’ve gone there to watch, share and be amazed by videos created by all walks of life. There’s no doubt that YouTube is the biggest video sharing site around, but just how big is it?
On the YouTube Blog, the YouTube team just announced a new milestone: the site is now getting more than 1 billion unique visitors every month. To give us an idea of what a billion tuning into YouTube looks like, the YouTube team gave some comparisons:
- Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.
- YouTube’s monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly 10 Super Bowl audiences.
- If YouTube were a country, it would be the third largest in the world after China and India.
- PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their Madison Square Garden performance in front of a packed house 200,000 more times in order to reach an audience the same size.
With this said, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite YouTube videos of all time- ones that have made me laugh or feel happy over the years.