The amazing statistics of YouTube
Apparently an hour of video content is added to YouTube every second. Feels like a lot, right? A new film and website developed by the Google Data Arts team and digital production company Punk & Butler shows just what it actually adds up to...
The film is an animated infographic that demonstrates how the YouTube stats stack up, and despite its cutesy styling, the numbers are frankly a little terrifying:
Over on the website, at onehourpersecond.com, the figures are visualised using more eclectic means, such as 'In 36 seconds of uploads to YouTube, the Byrd Glacier in Antarctica moves 14.76 feet (36 hours of video)' or 'In 1 minute 3 seconds of uploads to YouTube, 1 million babies are born (2 days, 15 hours of video'. All the stats are depicted using lovely illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.
How these figures will grow in just the next year can only be imagined: what is certain now though is we really love to upload stuff to YouTube...
Creative: Google Data Arts Team, Punk & Butler
Production: Punk & Butler
Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer
Development: Use All Five
Animation: This Is His
I think it's great that there are so many videos on you tube. It is so much easier to learn new things and put your message across with video. It is amazing that people upload that much video a second!
You missed out the most impressive part about the animation: it's created using HTML5 CSS3 animations! Previous, people would've had to use Flash to create it, not anymore ;-)
@ Luke Jones, its not all HTML5 & CSS3 check on some of the video's there is also flash integration.
When fibre optic is widespread and Youtube can go full HD, this will be something.
TV, as we know it, is dead.
Don't know how about you, but I wish to se Youtube servers. Love rack servers. That would be fun to be there and see it.
WOW, would love to see their Analytics...
This would be a great way to make math more fun – you could go in all kinds of directions with these statistics, along with the awesome graphics. Not to mention the use of a subject that pretty much everyone is into – YouTube!
Role on fiber optics!
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