User uploads to YouTube hit one hour per second

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18 Responses to “User uploads to YouTube hit one hour per second”

  1. Quiche de Resistance says:

    1 hr/sec = 3600 hr/hr

  2. Justin Carlson says:

    I think you mean 60 hours/minute or 3600 hours/hour in the first line.

  3. Christopher says:

    I realize this is simply a smaller rephrasing your larger point (and therefore adds to the “trivial”), but anyone who dismisses Youtube as “nothing but illegal footage of copyrighted works and trivial footage of kittens” is so clearly unfamiliar not only with Youtube but the ability of the internet to share much of the “latent expression there is in the world” that their viewpoint shouldn’t even be acknowledged.

    Dismissing Youtube or the internet as a whole as a tool for sharing information, no matter how trivial, is like dismissing libraries because most of the books in them go unread, or are only read by a small number of people.

    Hopefully there will eventually come a time when we can discuss the value and meanings of sites like Youtube or the internet as a whole without first having to address whether pirated material and cat videos are valuable.

    • traalfaz says:

       I’ve found YouTube to be an invaluable source of information.  There are videos up there on how to do pretty much anything from building a 3D printer to changing the tie rods on a Jeep.  It’s a DIYer’s best friend, and a million other things as well.

  4. koko szanel says:

    how many hard driver per second ? :o
    How is Google keeping up?

  5. Ryan Grossi says:

    better check that math

  6. Stooge says:

    Yes, claims that YouTube is nothing but pirated content are clearly false, but equally risible is your claim that pirated content could not possibly fill all of YouTube’s servers because there isn’t enough content to pirate: I find it hard to believe that someone who gives speeches with titles such as “We copy like we breathe” is genuinely unaware that it is possible for more than one copy of something to appear on YouTube.

    • digi_owl says:

      Rarey in “pure” form tho, at least if left alone by the copyright holders. Thanks to DMCA there is a drive upload multiple copies so as to make takedowns as much a game of whack-a-mole as possible.

  7. And i should be surprised YouTube works worse and worse…?

  8. anarres says:

    A lot of things that get dismissed as trivial really aren’t if you think about it. A case in point is the trend of employers demanding access to employees’ Facebook accounts. This leads to people fearing to post any criticism about their employer, which includes ‘trivial’ griping but also includes important criticism about, for example, dangerous working conditions, or bullying. With all kinds of campaigning originating from social media nowadays this could have a genuinely chilling effect on the ability of employees to share bad experiences and perhaps collectively confront management about it.

  9. digi_owl says:

    Thing is that the most trivial of videos may well set something big in motion, if it for some reason stirs emotions in enough people…

  10. Mark Botfield says:

    One hour per second…

    … or every commercial film and tv series ever made in 28 days!

    Disclaimer: rough estimate based on no. titles on IMDB and wild guess at average duration of a film of 90mins (a bit low for recent titles mabe).

  11. RayCornwall says:

    There went my dream of watching every You Tube video ever.*

    *note- not really my dream. Kind of the opposite.

  12. imag says:

    That’s a nicely made point about what comprises meaning in our lives.

    I think all the noise is something else as well.  It represents capability.   Networks like Twitter and Youtube are mostly filled with flotsam, but when something big happens, the capabilities of those networks are ready. 

    I don’t think we’ve even seen the big challenges of the century, but I am pretty sure that whatever happens is going to be mirrored and communicated through the groundwork that is laid today.  All these interconnections are just forming, are just idling.  Give humanity a major prod, something unifying to worry about, and you’ll see this stuff jump into life and start doing things that have never been witnessed in this solar system before.

  13. Gordon Stark says:

    More to the point in relation to “trivial”, that while the fiction of the entertainment industry, with all it’s “quality information” and excitement, stands in stark contrast to the reality of true history upon the earth, that reality, it’s self, is normally mind-numbingly boring and cyclic, that while mankind networks on the level of the so-called trivial, it does so while going about the mundane and unexciting commonplace things of modern daily life, which bear no resemblance to “important” things like Entertainment Industry gloss and fiction.

    Each day one in a city can look out the viewport and see transport devices streaming to and fro as usual, and in each, networked people going about their mundane commonplace lives, and while each is equally unspectacular, each is in fact also, a true story, and therefore, as important as hell, for that is reality, which is where IT is at.

    There may be a great leader, and when he speaks with his wife in the evening, he is just the young charmer she fell in love with, and he is her prince, and it is unspectacular, and mundane, and commonplace, and there are no thunderclaps nor swelling of orchestra, for in the truth, nothing is trivial, and no expression of love is worth any less than another, no matter how others may judge it.

    Fine observations indeed!

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