YouTube Users Upload 48 Hours Of Videos Every Minute
The web and the internet has changed so rapidly in the last 10 years that we are seldom able to appreciate that change in terms of scale. Internet speeds have grown, so much so that ISP started to move away from ‘unlimited’ service to a capped, metered way of billing. One of the biggest contributors to this shift in the ISP paradigm has been video and no other platform online defines video like YouTube.
The power and reach of YouTube was demonstrated by a surprising source at the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Speaking to the audience, Vice President of Intel’s Architecture Group Kirk Skaugen, highlighted the scale of data transfer growth on the web and gave some jaw dropping stats about YouTube. According to Mr Skagen, every minute, users upload over 48 hours of video to YouTube. This number, along with the over 200 million tweets sent per day and the over 7.5 million photos uploaded on Facebook, will impact heavily on the ability of servers to cope.
Of course, based on Moore’s law which predicts the growth in computing power, the data demands we are facing now will be even greater in another few years. Companies like Intel therefore, need to step up to the plate and make the user experience smother and with few bumps in the road as possible.
Do you think YouTube will grow any bigger? Watch the video below to hear more about the Intel VPs take on things to come: