You'll never watch everything on Youtube
What's the best way to measure the scale of the internet?
Youtube, one of the most popular sites on the web, has announced that it now sees one hour of video uploaded to its servers every second. Every day, these videos receive five billion views.
The new figures mean that every 24 seconds, a whole day of video is uploaded to Youtube.
The company has celebrated the milestone by launching a special website that compares Youtube upload rates to real-world events. So, for example, in 1 minute and 3 seconds of Youtube uploads, totalling 2 days and 15 hours of video, 1 million babies are born.
Alternatively - in 1 minute and 15 seconds of uploads to Youtube, totalling 3 days 3 hours and 49 minutes, Apollo 11 reaches the moon.
Or, if you like your statistics with an avian slant, in 2 minutes 24 seconds of uploads to Youtube, around 6 days of video in total, an ostrich running at full speed will travel 6,192 miles.
That's one tired ostrich.
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