Two Billion Views for YouTube Video
More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Those visitors watch over 6 billion hours of video.
The popularity of Youtube can perhaps be demonstrated by the two billion views of the music video Gangnam Style.
The Youtube video topped the two billion mark on Youtube over the weekend and has generated another 3.5 million additional views since.
The growing popularity of video online, especially overseas, as 80% of the Youtube traffic is from outside the United States, is perhaps tied to ever faster Internet download speeds, but also increasingly fast upload speeds as well.
Video a Paradigm Shift
According to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network.
Youtube has become a source not only for news and information, but also for sharing special moments, press conferences, events, and quick fast tutorials for business and software applications.
The growing opportunities for not-for-profit groups, government agencies, and business to use live web broadcasts is building part of the momentum too.
Changing the paradigm one video at a time perhaps is the path to the future.