Mon 17th of May 2010, filed under Social Media
YouTube receives more than two billion views per day according to statistics released by the social network. The site, which celebrated its fifth birthday this year, revealed the stat in a blog post on Sunday. If accurate, it would mean a billion rise in the site's users since October 2009.
"Today, thanks to you, our site has crossed another milestone: YouTube exceeds over two billion views a day. Tha?s nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major U.S. television networks combined," read the official YouTube blog.
The video site, which was bought by Google in October 2006, has enjoyed several landmark successes over 2010. In January, the channel trialled a rental service, while in March it revealed that over 24 hours of video content were being uploaded per minute.
"Since we never could have predicted all that happened in YouTub?s first five years, we certainly ca?t imagine what the future will look like. But we do know ther?s a lot more to be done," continued the blog.
"We want to give you all the tools and support to make YouTube both your career and your community. After all, this is only the beginning of the video revolution. W?re just getting started."
The site has been experimenting with live coverage over recent months. In February, a real-time interview with President Obama was broadcast on the site. YouTube has also live-streamed Indian Premier League cricket games and performances of Jay-Z, U2, and Alicia Keyes.