This month marks the fifth anniversary of YouTube’s launch, and to celebrate the occasion, YouTube’s created a special channel featuring celebrities’ and regular users’ thoughts on the matter. And YouTube’s also made a big announcement regarding its size: the site’s now receiving more than two billion views per day.
In an email to WebProNews, a YouTube spokesperson noted that two billion views is about "double the prime time audience of all three major U.S. networks combined," which is rather impressive.
More changes are supposed to be on the way to level the time spent viewing stats (15 minutes on YouTube versus five hours in front of the television), as well, with relevancy being a top priority.
As for the new channel, the spokesperson explained that the "’My YouTube Story’ campaign showcases video portraits of well-known and everyday users telling their very personal stories of how YouTube has impacted their lives. Anyone can join in by uploading their own story at www.youtube.com/fiveyear."
Conan O’Brien, Vint Cerf, Katie Couric, Damian Kulash, Jessica Rose, and Ryan Higa have already taken part.