YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet. Hundreds of millions of people spend billions of hours each day viewing YouTube videos ranging in topic from sports to comedy to music. As of 24th August 2015, there were 7 videos on YouTube that had over 1 billion views. Together, these 7 videos total around 9 billion views. That’s more than 1 view per person on earth! In 2011, there were around 1 trillion views in total on the website! After thinking about these facts, the one in the post title is barely surprising.
An estimated 7 billion hours of video are viewed on YouTube each month. That is around 800 thousand years worth of content, in just one month. To put that into perspective, humans evolved between 6 and 2 million years ago. That is only around 3 to 5 months worth of YouTube view-hours! That is mind boggling. Just think of what could be achieved if people got off YouTube and put their time to good use!