YouTube is seven years old. That's less than a decade. It's hard to believe something so ubiquitous as YouTube has been around for such a short span of time, and it demonstrates how quickly technology is currently progressing.
To celebrate its seventh birthday, YouTube has created a video to commemorate the occasion. The video shows highlights from the company's seven-year history, including LonelyGirl15, OK Go videos, and David after Dentist. If you have been on the internet for any significant length of time, the video will certainly make you smile. Here's YouTube's message to its fans, taken from the video description:
On Monday, May 21, we celebrate seven years since we first shared YouTube with the world. To commemorate this occasion, here's an updated video with some of the crazy statistics and incredible things you've been a part of in that time. Thanks for the amazing things you watch, create, and share!
YouTube released the video in a blog post on the Official YouTube Blog. It was announced in the post that YouTube now has 72 hours of video uploaded to site every minute. From the blog post:
Like many 7 year olds around the world, we’re growing up so fast! In other words, every single minute you now upload three whole days worth of video instead of two. That's 61 Royal Wedding Ceremonies, 841 Bad Romances, and 1,194 Nyan Cats.
That is a massive amount of video. 4320 days worth of video uploaded every day. Google has to be commended for being able to sustain that type of growth. Take a look at the birthday video below and reminisce about the more innocent days of YouTube: