YouTube is eight years old today while also enjoying the distinction of 100 hours of video being uploaded every other minute.

If one remembers well, the company had its humble beginnings in 2005 – the year when Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation and Lance Armstrong won his seventh Tour De France.

Even if a lot of things has changed since then, YouTube continues to remain if not grow stronger with each day. A significant reflection of this strength is the announcement that youTube recently made where almost 100 hours of video is being uploaded every minute.

Yes, four days of video in just sixty seconds.

While just two years ago, it was 48 hours per minute, and last year, it was 72 hours per minute, the current statistics indicate that YouTube continues to grow steadily while other platforms like Facebook is beginning to fade, especially when it comes to capturing the interest of today’s youth.

If that’s not enough, YouTube continues to offer startups the ability to use its content and huge user base to their benefit.

Keeping this in mind, YouTube had this to say at their official blog, “And so, on our eighth birthday, we’d like to thank you for making YouTube the special place that it is. For showing us how video can create connections, transcend borders and make a difference. For clicking these links even if you aren’t sure what they’ll be, but you trust us. In short, thanks for making us better in big ways and small ones, too. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.”

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