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YouTube: 35 hours of video uploaded every minute

Posted at 12 November 2010 18:30 CEST by Randomus

YouTube users reportedly now upload 35 hours of video material every minute, which is an increase from the 24 hours uploaded every minute counted earlier this year, in the spring.

There are a couple of different reasons behind the sudden video increase since earlier in 2010, with the same reasons expected in the future.

The addition of YouTube Mobile has made it even easier for users to upload content directly to the site — a trend that is expected to continue into the future. Furthermore, the video upload size and video time limit have both increased over the past year, leading to higher interest in video sharing.

“If three of the major U.S. networks were broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the last 60 years, they still wouldn’t have broadcast as much content as is uploaded to YouTube every 30 days,” noted Hunter Walk, YouTube product management director.

In the future, YouTube would like to reach 48 hours of video uploaded every minute, an impressive goal that could be reached as more users begin exploring YouTube video uploads.

YouTube plans to enhance user search features to make it easy to navigate such a large video catalog. However, such heavy amounts of video loaded onto YouTube still hasn’t helped Google collect the large revenue that is expected from a site as large as YouTube.

YouTube has undergone numerous changes to keep up with the needs of a comfortable Web 2.0 community that demands constant innovation. YouTube Leanback launched over the summer, with a YouTube live streaming feature also recently tested.

The popularity of YouTube has also helped generate interest in YouTube-based services. The BlipSnips service offers free tagging so YouTube videos start from any point, while custom editors and video enhancement services also can be found online.

YouTube will continue to search for profitability as the No. 1 video search engine also works with copyright holders to offer official channels. Also in the future, even more features are expected to be available to help convince Internet users to upload video.

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