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Last month, YouTube updated its stats again. The site now is getting new video content uploaded at the rate of one hour of video every second of every day. That’s 60 hours of content every minute. I find that astounding.

You might think that all this content is just falling into a black hole in the cloud somewhere. (Actually, I suspect that quite a lot of it is, and it probably deserves it.) But viewing rates are climbing as well. YouTube now reports 4 billion views every day. That’s the equivalent of more than half the world’s population watching one YouTube video a day.

If you want to see an animated infographic how much all this uploaded video is, check out this clever site: http://www.onehourpersecond.com/.

Posted by Alfred Poor, March 5, 2012 5:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.