Youtube can now boast over a billion hits to its website on a daily basis according to a video blog post by one of its founders. According to YouTube statistics the site now provides 42 million video streams every hour or 700,000 every minute. Chad Hurley’s blog marks the third anniversary of YouTube’s £1.65 acquisition by Google.
Mr Hurley co-founded the website in 2004 with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim who all met while employees at online pay service PayPal.
“We wanted to create a place where anyone with a video camera, a computer, and an internet connection can share their life, art, and voice with the world, and in many cases they can make a living from doing so,” Mr Hurley said, reflecting on YouTube’s original aims.