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YouTube Milestone: 1 Billion Hours Now Watched Every Single Day

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Just lay off the bloody cat videos, will ya? YouTube has announced a major milestone: 1 billion hours watched every single day by users around the globe.

Here’s what YouTube had to say in a blog post:

That’s the great thing about this milestone. It represents the enjoyment of the fantastically diverse videos that creative people make every single day. Around the world, people are spending a billion hours every day rewarding their curiosity, discovering great music, keeping up with the news, connecting with their favorite personalities, or catching up with the latest trend.

Cristos Goodrow, VP of engineering at YouTube, put the milestone in perspective, by saying “If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would take you over 100,000 years.”

A recent report noted cord cutting in Canada continues to increase, along with landline subscriptions. Most people don’t have time (or money!) for TV anymore (aside from live sports), as most of the time viral videos make their way onto the Internet and YouTube, first.

Click here to check out the most popular videos of 2016 on YouTube Canada.

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  • thomaus

    I think you meant to say ‘A recent report noted cord cutting in Canada continues to increase, along with landline subscriptions falling’.

  • Janker

    I wonder what the percentage of useful vs. useless videos is (assuming one could get to agreement on what is useful vs. useless). Imagine if people were spending that time on learning new skills or learning about issues they could solve.

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