29 August 2014 | Team Tamar

Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The Story of YouTube

Today we launch the latest infographic in our #DigitalHistory series – a series which has so far seen us illustrate the story of facebook and Google in two beautiful and in-depth infographics.

Having looked at two of the most famous names online, it makes perfect sense for YouTube to be the focus of our newest release. After all, over a billions users around the globe use the site every month – there are only a handful of sites who can boast numbers like that.

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View the full infographic.

YouTube celebrated their 9th anniversary earlier in the year, and that’s not the only big number the site can boast. Here’s a few more jaw-droppers to start you off:

6,000,000,000 – the number of hours of video that are watched on the site each month. That’s almost an hour for every person on the planet!

100 hours per minute – the volume of video that is uploaded to the site.

1,650,000,000 – the amount Google paid to purchase the site back in 2006, when the site was barely a year old.

1,000,000,000 – the number of *unique* users who visit YouTube every month

1,000,000 – an estimate of the number of YouTube ‘creators’ who are earning money from their creations and videos.

2,073,065,892 – the number of views ‘Gangnam Style‘ has currently clocked up (at the time of writing)

4th – The position YouTube sits on the ‘Most visited in 2013’ list, just behind Google, Facebook and Yahoo!

These are just a few of the current milestones YouTube has hit – but it was a very different story back when they launched.

Take a look through our #DigitalHistory infographic and you can find out all about the journey the site took to get to this stage.

Team Tamar