The Staggering Numbers Behind Humanity's YouTube Addiction

One hour of web video is uploaded to YouTube each second. Keep doing the math, and you get some crazy data. 

According to Google, one hour of web video is uploaded to YouTube each second. This short animation straight from the horse's mouth does the rest of the math, complete with cute visualizations to help viewers wrap their heads around the crazy data. 

For an interactive experience, check out http://www.onehourpersecond.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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