Welcome back to Social Hour. Here’s a look at stories that were trending on social media last week about digital platforms, startups and mainstream media.
On Wednesday, YouTube announced that it had reached one billion monthly unique users. Wow. Clearly, world domination is next on the list for the video-viewing service.
To compare the milestone, Facebook reportedly hit that mark in October 2012 after launching in 2004, according to Mashable.
YouTube was launched a year later in February 2005 and has reached the same amount of users in almost the exact amount of time.
So what does a billion people tuning into YouTube look like? I’m glad you asked.
- Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.
- Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences.
- If YouTube were a country, we’d be the third largest in the world after China and India.
- PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their MadisonSquareGarden performance in front of a packed house 200,000 more times. That’s a lot of Gangnam Style!
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