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YouTube Surpasses One Billion Monthly Viewers

by Brandon Russell | March 21, 2013March 21, 2013 1:30 pm PDT

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YouTube is synonymous with Internet culture. In the eight years since the very first video was uploaded, the platform has hosted countless cat videos, Rick Rolls and the occasional tech video or two. The site has become so popular, in fact, that Google announced on Thursday YouTube has cracked one billion unique viewers in a single month. One billion. Every month.

“Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube,” Google said. “If YouTube were a country, we’d be the third largest in the world after China and India.” Man, if YouTube were a country, who would be its president? What would the educational system be like? I’m not sure I want to know.

Google’s video platform is one of those priceless services that millions of people are indebted to around the world, including TechnoBuffalo. You’ve been staring at Jon Rettinger’s mug for five years now, and that isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Now what are you waiting for? Check out our YouTube channel, post haste.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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