How BIG is YouTube?


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video media on earth from independent small films to news media and entirely new genres of programming when YouTube started it was truly something different from anything that had come before it it was all in the name the you in YouTube was in reference to the producer and the aim was to broadcast yourself this theme was highlighted in 2006 when Time magazine’s Person of the Year was you the caption on the cover read yes you you control the Information Age welcome to your world and this was entirely true in the beginning we have the power to turn YouTube into anything that we wanted one of most popular sites on the Internet is YouTube where people all over the world post their homemade videos for anybody to say they had 60,000 clips that they get nearly as a hit but recently some people don’t feel the same way some say that the true essence of YouTube has been diluted with corporate interests coupled with drama and D monetization running rampant but today in this video we’ll just focus on YouTube its size and some fascinating insights into how has changed our world it’s going to be a pretty interesting video let’s get straight into it YouTube was started by 3x PayPal employees Chad Hurley Steve Chen and jawed Karim the years 2000 fires and it was an interesting time there was no such thing as a smartphone as we know today rap and R&B wane but so is email and post-hardcore and the Fijian movies was just starting to become ok one day in 2005 the trio realized that it was hard to find a copy of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction that occurred in the 2004 Super Bowl this problem sparked an idea there had to be an easier way to upload and share videos they need the technology existed it was just a matter of building the right website to take advantage of it so they did it was a really small team to begin with just a group of a few guys who thought it would be a really awesome project to give you some idea of how small the team really was we basically had two segments more or less two software architects dealing with scalability issues we had two featured developers doing everything that the users see we had two network engineers building a network that pushed tens of gigabits per second and one DBA and and we hadn’t bought by Google – no shops yet and if you think I’m kidding about the drinking or sleeping parts and now it was such an awesome project that Google took notice just one year later in 2006 Google would buy YouTube fast forward to today and now the website is a totally new world of sharing video content on a massive global scale never seen before so the question must be asked how big is YouTube every minute 400 hours of video are uploaded it’s an ocean of images and sound offering all kinds of experiences imaginable 38 percent of users are female and 62 percent are male 1.3 billion people around the world use YouTube in 2006 this was just 20 million together it is 1.3 billion people watch 5 billion videos per day every day 1 billion hours are watched on YouTube with half of these views coming from mobile devices so 1 billion hours sounds kind of meaningless let’s break it down to give you an idea of just how massive that is it’s over 100,000 years of video content or 15 times the amount of time lives throughout all of recorded history in video format every single day the site gets 30 million visitors per day and 80% of that is outside of the United States YouTube is the second biggest search engine behind Google and the third most visited site on the internet behind Google and Facebook fun fact Gangnam style actually breaking YouTube when across 2 point 1 4 billion views in 2013 that number was the highest integer of the 32-bit view counter could handle so it had to be upgraded now YouTube can support over 9 quadrillion views per video as early as 2012 YouTube was already larger than cable TV in the United States to put the final now on the coffin in March of 2017 YouTube launched YouTube TV a direct take on cable TV at a slightly cheaper cost than the competition so $35 a month users get over 40 cable channels but also can see related YouTube content for example reactions and commentary on a recently screened episode of a show YouTube TV is only available in selected areas of the United States at the time of recording the sphere the average viewing session for YouTube in 2016 was 40 minutes a 50 percent increase over 2015 a large part of this is due to you she was recommendation algorithm which I admit gets me stuck and discovering new things for hours at a time but also a lot of this growth has come from so-called developing nations according to the International Telecommunications Union in 2004 every three Internet users in a developed country there was only one Internet user in a developing country today it switched for everyone Internet user in a developed country there’s now two users in developing countries all this new access to the Internet means more access to YouTube so how does YouTube work YouTube’s main cost comes from the bandwidth hardware and power consumption of their service even since 2007 it was revealed by early Google programmers that each video is hosted by a mini cluster server so the advantages of using a mini cluster is as follows one there’s more discs serving content which means more speed to redundancy if one machine goes down another can take over and three there are online backups so how’s YouTube influence society so we know some of the biggest stars have gotten their start on YouTube youth include regrettably Justin Bieber or not so much Donnell glaive are from Derek’s comedy melody will you marry me no the girls from broad city all the boys from workaholics and in the reverse it’s now common to see familiar faces like the rock Terry Crews and steve-o do collabs with bigger youtubers in a way this shows that YouTube and traditional film may be starting to have a crossover I find this really interesting let’s go deeper than all of that what’s the real impact youtubers had on society in 2010 the owner of TED Talks Chris Anderson noted that crowd accelerated learning from YouTube could dramatically accelerate knowledge resulting in the biggest learning cycle in human history perhaps that hasn’t happened just yet but I do know that I’ve learnt a great deal of skills like video editing for example just from watching tutorials on YouTube and I’m sure some of you can relate to that it’s also common for YouTube videos to be shown in schools and universities around the globe watching what we want when we want in an individualist nature is a fairly new concept the VHS and audio cassette recorders were the earliest form of individualist media consumption YouTube in a way is the next step to this concept we no longer need to record just find the video and press play the videos are archived forever ready for us to access for the first time mankind has a digital video archive of our society both from the point of view of individuals and our culture in general however this archiving goes even before YouTube’s inception in 2005 as I described in my other video about YouTube since 2013 there’s been an increasing phenomenon of people posting VHS video recordings of old TV shows news music videos and anything from the 80s and 90s this nostalgia wave has become so apparent that one of the most interesting sights I’ve come across has spawned from it there’s actually three sites dedicated to 70’s 80’s and 90’s video content they’re called my 70s my 80s and my 90s tv.com it’s basically a website where you can look at the world through a particular decade with the power to shovel through years it’s kind of the same as if you’re a couch potato just sitting watching TV all day during that particular year IMO there’s no way a guy charged with best possession of drugs and abuse of services after robbing a 7-eleven shaking down like cable repairmen and several other incidents that’s just like show off that point and you can have a really impressive screensaver now on your desktop if you want now I can also press the magical button here the empty and voila not only can you know they can put video in there as well all right gizmos 98 and 25 apps are in Festus thank you all right that’s our look at Windows 98 etc I’ll be back in just a minute with my snippety all the content on the TV of that site is powered by YouTube VHS videos I actually find it’s really interesting to take a look at history not filtered through any lens you can really draw some interesting observations that way YouTube isn’t just cats vloggers and viral videos anymore the platform is starting to grow out of that it’s becoming a real challenge to the old media power structure for example a youtuber such as Philip DeFranco could break a news story and get millions of people informed without the need for traditional media established to news outlets don’t really like this because it’s costing them subscriptions and money and they’ll use any excuse to taint the brand image of YouTube this brings us to the recent controversy between the mainstream media and the new media on YouTube the rivalry was always bubbling but really exploded in early 2017 when youtuber PewDiePie was unfairly misrepresented as a racist Nazi by The Wall Street Journal and Friends these news organizations reported a clear parity as truth for clickbait for a bit of context of why this might have happened we have to look at this through the eyes of the mainstream media they’re losing money and viewership directly to YouTube but the most important thing that they’re losing is trust most of the general public can feel that the media isn’t always telling the whole truth about things with statements like this I guess it’s no wonder why the economy worsens he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think and that is that is your job after this there was of course the famed advertiser boycott in March of 2017 in the middle of March of 2017 reports began servicing the big brand ads were appearing against Isis videos after this one by one large advertisers began to leave YouTube as it was seen as a racist terrorist breeding ground this caused other large advertisers to feel the pressure if they didn’t join the boycott the series as to the real motives of the boycott are still debated but some things that it was just an excuse to cut costs because profits were down globally others say that it was just an effort by the mainstream media to drag YouTube down along with their dying legacy regardless of the real motives 750 million dollars has already been lost and this will turn into billions of dollars being lost for YouTube over the coming years without advertisers eachin couldn’t exist those expensive servers aren’t going to pay for themselves so you do have to do something the solution increased filtering and modify algorithms but this has come at a cost some independent YouTube news outlets have been demonetised for having views that don’t seem to line up with the accepted mainstream narrative this has been done under the guise of being too controversial some people have viewed this as indirect censorship it even goes wider reaching than this one of my favorite channels h3h3 has been hit pretty badly with this these policy changes in YouTube stifle the art of comedy in a way that’s reminiscent of radical political correctness if this keeps going eventually nobody is going to be able to have an opinion on YouTube in my view I think it’s not really YouTube’s fault YouTube is just trying to supply it but smaller advertisers for their out-of-touch this could go two ways either the creativity keeps getting stifled on YouTube and it becomes a shell of its former self or if YouTube plays of cards right and manages to fix this situation this advertiser controversy could just be a blip in the road okay let’s finish up on a light note remember how the 2006 Person of the Year on the cover of Time magazine was you well some people with a sense of humor actually put this on their job resumes so it ran that they were Person of the Year for 2006 I stumbled across this in a reddit thread and I found this pretty funny one of the responses particularly calm I I use a bubble berates I had it on my resume while studying in New York City for three years 2011 to 2014 I applied to 30 positions during that time went on maybe 20 interviews I had 10 job offers I accepted 6 job internships not a single person ever asked about it not once I brought it to career counselors at one of the most prestigious schools in the country and no one said a peep I can’t explain it I really can’t so I just thought that was something funny to end out the video i’ve been looking back in a broad sense with billions of people watching tens of billions of hours of content every week YouTube is an incredibly impressive achievement and I hope it sticks around for a while longer it’s crazy that I’ve been watching YouTube since 2006 I kind of grew up with it and I’m sure many of you can relate to have something like YouTube ready and available to all of us is actually something pretty special so that’s it that was just a bit about the origins of YouTube its size and its impact on society today anyway thanks for watching guys maybe leave a comment about what your favorite YouTube channel is if you just stumbled across this video feel free to subscribe to this channel for some more awesome content this has been – go go you’ve been watching cold fusion and I’ll catch you again soon for the next video cheers guys have a good one [Music] cold fusion if we thinking [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music]

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100 thoughts on “How BIG is YouTube?

  1. Sorry about the typo at 4:00, that's supposed to read "How BIG is YouTube?" Obviously. Enjoy the rest of the video!

  2. U 2 B . ALSO SOME HARD TO MOVE REAL ESTATE SOLD MINUTE IT HIT YOUTUBE WHAT WOULD MR SPOCK SAY ABOUT THAT?

  3. What about a virtual catalogue? So that where you point or click runs the search engine based on an entry that generates or replaces the text.

  4. 12:20 Definition of propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
    I don't call it media, I call it propaganda. Media is the medium, and the paradigm has changed!

  5. Love the videos – Someone give this man an honorary PHD, Nobel Peace Prize, and Pulitzer in business, economics, and education!

  6. I love this video and the fact you shined on Regular Car Reviews is amazing, both are my favorite channels on youtube!

  7. If youtube is so big why do they always give the same videos in my feed? Suggesting videos I just watched is the dumbest thing ever. Sometimes you watch one video on a topic and youtube decides that you will want more forever.

    If youtube was a restaurant They would serve everything but you would order an appetizer and hardly eat any of it. Then for the rest of the night, they would bring you more because if you got it once you must have liked it and you probably aren't interested in anything else.

  8. how can i tell google that all the comercial they put on my videos that i want to see is shit that i am never goin to buy never ever ever fuck you.

  9. It won't survive until they go distributed and decentralized. And in one way or another, they will some time.
    The only escape for mankind is decentralization at any level and digitalization of more and more things.

  10. why the view counter is signed 32 bit ? there won't be need for negatife view right ? with unsigned 32 bit they could double it to 4.2 BIllion hmmm

  11. I will never understand advertisers
    People want to watch these videos, like PewDiePie, yet they don't want their ads here because of swearing etc like who cares? Everyone swears, people watch the videos, you have an audience to advertise on??

  12. The commercials I love seeing are the Jean Nate After Bath Splash featuring Mary Louise Weller and stunt-woman Debbie Evans.

  13. YouTube ads should be split into at most two groups: everyone and videos for 18+. If Google wasn't trying to maximize profits, they would come out in support of free speech and just say this: "No. Don't advertise here or accept free speech."

  14. Lmao mfw Rupert Murdoch is losing money to Pewdiepie. MFW the mainstream media overlords are worried that YouTuber personalities could "control what we think". Well well well how the turntables…

  15. 400 hours of uploads to youtube every minute as of 2019, in my humble opinion puts YouTube up there with Gutenberg's press.

  16. I love YouTube. I research Quantum physics , old cars , music everyday. From cooking , baking ,mechanical repairs , electronic stuff to music YouTube has got it all. Students , learners have access to math , physics , project development, languages , etc etc etc . Connect your Internet to your tv and enjoy . I don't like cellular phones so I've connected my Internet to tv many years ago with sound out to a 3D surround system . You don't need to go for guitar lessons , just learn here on YouTube . I love you YouTube💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  17. Fun fact – the U shaped pipes that carry steam to the turbine from the nuclear reactor is also called U-Tube!

  18. YouTube are small. Well below average in length and girth. YouTube have to get a semi on just to be able to see there Google without looking in the mirror

  19. Censorship of flat earth, 9/11 and anti-vaccine videos because they claim fake news is bad for their democracy….. Well funny thing is that every single topic has videos on both sides so one of the sides is lying for every topic. Dead giveaway with there guilty conscience and it's pretty obvious they don't care about what's real or not it's just the government has lent on them to take action. YouTube was backing that article 13 that has been passed but I dont know when it comes into effect, when it does I will be getting rid of our BT broadband. I'm not paying over £150 a quarter just for a load of Agenda based shit only just like TV – there's a good reason I stopped watching tv a couple of years ago. I'm ready to fuck YouTube off. Owned by the Alphabet agency aka CIA, FBI. We need a new video site. The extreme leftwing tactics they use to shut us up and repress us all. Criminals you are YouTube

  20. I ❤Youtube(google) & watching random videos & Giving this Video and Comment Section a Thumbs Up 👍 Like

  21. ColdFusion, my favorite YouTube channels I like are…
    1. FBE (Fine Bros Entertainment)
    2. Caddicarus
    3. DashieGames
    4. Geography Now
    5. ChannelFrederator
    And finally…
    6. Did You Know Gaming

  22. Old Outdated Info
    Youtube is NOT about YOU anymore
    Youtube decides what is banned or not based on what they like.
    Its also decides what you should like.

  23. No no
    Its is Youtubes fault
    They want to grow towards being the ModernTV for all the Stations like CNN NBC ect.
    The "normal" users/creators are bad caus they get a cut of the revenue instead of paying to be allowed on the site.
    Also youtube has went along with the new EU articel.
    They are now banning videos based on suspected political opinion.
    If they suspect you of maybe being hatefull to any group your banned.
    The EU articel is not National Law jet. Its more a guideline what might be law later.
    So YES youtuube are bought.
    They are selling out all their creators and users.
    Who do you think they will promot. Some Selfmade Fan Favorit like PewdiePie or a big Corparation paying them to do so?
    Youtube about money.
    Rember Lonleygirl?
    Youbtube has always been fake.
    All you favorit youtuber are just actors for a companie that produces youtube vids for kids.
    Its all fake.
    All of it!

  24. It must suck that the statement their videos would be there for a lifetime is now not true thanks to what they are calling hate speech. Millions of videos gave been memory holed and if you didn't have them backed up on your server they are gone.

  25. Years back i become homeless and had to live in a tent in the woods. I thought i knew everything there is to know about how to camp outdoors, of course I was wrong. If it wasn't for you tube and it's content, i wouldn't been as great as i am today. I looked up everything i needed to know on how to cook over a camp fire and so much more. Thanks to you tube, i can call myself a true outdoors men, but still can learn so much more. Since then I'm not homeless anymore, and moved on to bigger and better things in life. I'll choose you tube over anything. Thanks YouTube.

  26. 38% of users are female and 62% are male. What an outrageous, careless thing to say. Where are the LGBTQ+ agitators?

    Yeah, I'm sarcastic AF!

  27. 2 years later, the "indirect" censorship on Youtube is worse than ever. No hoped-for fixes yet, I'm afraid.

    Terrific video. Thank you for hitting all the major points so well.

  28. How BIG is YouTube?.. big enough to fail hard and fast.. from fucking over it's creators that have more clicks and views than their vanilla backed content that they seem to think people want to watch, to their other larger click creators base that they demonetize and generally cause grief to.. their going about the right way to shoot themselves in the head despite people telling them to stop it.. ignoring their content creators is their first mistake, their second mistake is ignoring people warning them.

    youtube are not the only shop on the block.. as they think they are.. and that their cartel member also say they are.. into their own echo chamber.. of a self congratulatory political bias, that everyone is becoming more and more aware of.

  29. You.. are no longer the.. you.. in youtube.. you.. are their enemy… CNN is the enemy.. MSNBC are the enemy.. TIME are the enemy.. there is no longer a you.. because the you is now a commercial entity that is getting special treatment that the you never received or will now ever get.. specially when the you are complaining that the most egregious villains on youtube are not being removed by the majority of..you., those of CNN & MSNBC.. who have their own sites but that still need to be on youtube to take away the .. you.. from… US.

  30. We watch "how big is YouTube video" at Youtube and some day someone maybe does video about how big is YouTube video on YouTube to YouTube

  31. And Michael Mckibben, of Leader Technologies from the whom original algorithm was stolen and give to people like Google, Facebook and yes YouTube..so now we understand how they have become so big but under orders to the powers that made them …none of them is a self made man. They had a push forward in exchange for their souls.

  32. Today its just TheyTube. Maistream Media 2.0… if that doesnt reverse we lost one of the biggest human achievments: an uncensored, unlimited collection of human knowledge. So sad.

  33. HOLY Y Y Y Y CRING G G G….. _🤪🤪🤪😬😬😬😬😬😳😳😳🙇🤦🏼‍♂️🙇🤦🏼‍♂️

  34. YouTube advertising is noneffective. It's just annoying and who have seen an ad on YouTube and gone out actually purchased that item or went to that place. It's like the Market Media has got there figure in all of the other media entertainment and turn that that to crap. Who actually cares about them or their commercials now. It's over for advertisers. That's the issue. They keep trying and trying and don't get it if the word of mouth doesn't bring in your customers then you have nothing. It's what we choose is good products and a good reputation for their products and we can rely on them and their word for what they are selling or backing is the thing now. Marketers had have had their chance and blew it with their lies and deceit. We are wise and hip to them now. They are just as bad as the deep state folks trying to rule the world with an iron fist. Marketing Companies must start to fix what they broke with their deceiving and mind-controlling fabrications killing the world and the folks that are born in it. What they are doing is Stalin way of rules, just because they are on the top five doesn't mean that they are in control, we can just drop them as fast as we made them. Push us and be forgotten, control us too much in means of restrictions and see us go elsewhere. YouTube was made by three guys who is to say another bunch of folks couldn't do it better and up to speed again. try us and you'll see. You can't love with what was once was you gotta make it difficult to screw yourselves and the go thing that was going. How stupid are you? do it I see the future of another YouTube video the company that suckered themselves in the ground and favored the devil for life support. Left hanging by the ones they thought loved them the Companies that drive the train for them left them on the edge of a cliff of misfortune. YouTube forgot what is the hand that feeds them. not the companies they are here to wrangle customers not dictate what is right or wrong or slammed the morals and impede our rights to the point it's the nakedness of their souls that are left. This social media is now controlled by old farts that are out of touch with the now and whole picture of today's mainstream of order. The way they run this company and others is them trying to rule us it's like a fascist political standard, stepping over ours and their rights and stomping the future into the ground 6 feet under. It's our world, not theirs. Realty is this what do you get when you polish a piece of shit? … Yeah, nothing more then a shinny piece of shit, it's still shit anyway you look at it. Shinny or not this is shit from shitheads. Why is this even happening? More money the world goes down. No one lives in it as so. goodbye. Nazi marketers you are. Kill your own world stay out of ours.

  35. I personally witness that the censorship on YouTube was NOT filtering from lost revenue, but deliberate targeted isolation of certain views, in my case that we have aliens living among us, 100% provable, but many other types of views not breaking any community guidelines or were vilifying "hate speech" true counter-narrative content makers are slapped with. They have an agenda to keep humans ignorant and thinking a certain way, no doubt about it. (I had three assassination attempts because of what I uploaded to YouTube, see my channel.)

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