The Triumph of YouTube

Almost four billion videos are watched on YouTube every day with sixty hours of videos posted every minute. The number of videos on YouTube doubled from 2010 to 2012.

Source: David Taras, Digital Mosaic, page 8

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5 responses to “The Triumph of YouTube

  1. Is there any idea of the percentage of them worth watching? does the old computer expression “garbage in, garbage out” still have resonance?

  2. How many of those videos are dedicated to celebrating our venerated blog-master?

  3. Michael Gundy

    So much self absorption, so little time.

  4. Youtube! Such a rich world: one can find rare interviews and readings, performances of incredible artists (living and dead) preserved, lectures on every topic you can think of (including entire on-line courses), instructional videos (enabling me to do some minor electrical and plumbing work around the house), tutorials for students, amazing concerts, interesting films and documentaries (famous and not yet), tours through places I’ll never be able to visit – it’s instant audiovisual access to the world’s greatest, wackiest, wisest, stupidest, most creative minds. And, for the most part, free! What’s not to like?

  5. YouTube. Is the cup half empty or half full? Yes!