YouTube now has more than 1 billion unique users a month

By on Mar 22, 2013 in Internet, Technology, World Comments

YouTube has currently more than 1 billion unique users a month, after eight years of service, according to a blog post by YouTube on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Video sharing site YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, and was bought by Google in 2006.

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“Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. And today, we’re announcing a new milestone: YouTube now has more than a billion unique users every single month.” A statement reads on the official YouTube blog.

“Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube. Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences. If YouTube were a country, we’d be the third largest in the world after China and India.” YouTube added, citing the comparison of its 1 billion monthly users.

YouTube also noted the Ad Age Top 100 brands that are now running campaigns on their website, noting that Psy and Madonna have to repeat their performance in Madison Square Garden last November 200,000 times to equal its 1 billion users, which apparently could lead to tons of Gangnam Style online.

The original Gangnam Style music video by Korean pop singer Psy was uploaded on YouTube on July 15, 2012, and became the first YouTube video to receive over 1 billion views on December 21, 2012, beating the likes of Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” music video.

With this, YouTube is saying “Thank You” to their fans all around the world who tuned in, subscribed and shared their favorite videos on their website. Below is the first YouTube video was entitled “Me at the zoo,” which shows YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

Me at the zoo” First YouTube video
Video Credit: jawed/YouTube

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