Video-sharing site praises users
Youtube is celebrating its seventh birthday this month and said 72 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute.
Although over the years the video site has been the target of copyright holders ensuring infringing videos have been taken offline or blocked, its popularity continues to grow; often making stars of ordinary people and especially their pets.
In its blog post Youtube praised its users and said: "In May 2005 we first shared Youtube with the world. What started as a handful of videos shared among friends has transformed into a global platform delivering the next generation of channels to anyone, anywhere, and on any device.
"Seven years later, you're the ones doing the sharing! Every single minute you now upload three whole days' worth of video instead of two. That's 61 Royal Wedding Ceremonies, 841 Bad Romances, and 1,194 Nyan Cats.
"We're so honored that you've used YouTube to share how-to tips, political moments, home videos, comedy, music, and so much more."
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