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…

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…

Credits:
Creative: Google Data Arts Team, Punk & Butler
Production: Punk & Butler
Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer
Development: Use All Five
Animation: This Is His
Sound: Mophonics

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