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YouTube: 72 hours of film uploaded per minute

May 21, 2012

YouTube has revealed that 72 hours of film are now being uploaded to its servers every minute as it marks seven years since going live to the public.

User uploads – which include home videos, music and TV clips – have more than doubled in the last two years, helping the site attract four billion clicks a day.

‘It’s not just musicians and film-makers, ordinary people are putting their content online and reaching a global audience whose numbers can rival professionals,’ said YouTube. ‘It’s a fantastic platform and having access to a global audience can mean even niche video subjects can attract huge audiences.’

She added smartphones helped drive up numbers, with mobile traffic tripling to 600 million a day last year.

YouTube is believed to be the third most visited website behind Google and Facebook.

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