It’s impressive stuff, considering the fact that the site was only launched in 2006. As a YouTube spokesperson pointed out, its rise in popularity has been staggering. ‘In 2007 we started at six hours, then in 2010 we were at 24 hours, then 35, then 48 and now… 60 hours of video every minute, an increase of more than 30% in the last eight months.’
Of course, some might argue that it’s quality over quantity. After all, the most-watched YouTube star is none other than teen sensation Justin Bieber, who’s been watched on 2.2 billion occasions. Ouch.