YouTube hits 1bn monthly users

In blog post, video-sharing website YouTube has revealed it now has more than a billion unique users every single month.

“In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world,” says the YouTube team. “Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. Advertisers have taken notice: all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube.”

According to YouTube, a billion people tuning into YouTube represents:

  • Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.
  • Monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences.
  • If YouTube were a country, it would be the third largest in the world after China and India.
  • PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their Madison Square Garden performance in front of a packed house 200,000 more times. That’s a lot of Gangnam Style!

“From the aspiring filmmaker in his basement and the next great pop musician, to the fans all around the world who tune in, subscribe and share their favourite videos with the planet, thank you for making YouTube what it is today. You have truly created something special,” says YouTube.

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