YouTube: Now Serving 1 Billion Views A Day

Chad Hurley CEO and Co-founder of YouTube announced today on the YouTube blog, his firm which has now been a part of Google for three years – has been serving well over 1,000,000,000 views a day.

To commemorate this outstanding achievement, YouTube has added “1 billion view per day!” to their logo.

YouTube 1 Billion Views A Day

YouTube 1 Billion Views A Day

According to Hurly, some of the basic principles YouTube was originally committed to have become tenets in the world of online video:

  • Speed matters: Videos should load and play back quickly.
  • Clip culture is here to stay: Short clips are voraciously consumed and perfect for watching a wide variety of content.
  • Open platforms open up possibility: Content creation isn’t our business; it’s yours. We wanted to create a place where anyone with a video camera, a computer, and an Internet connection could share their life, art, and voice with the world, and in many cases make a living from doing so.

Where else but on the web could a such a young business deliver 1,000,000,000 units of anything?

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