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Some notable facts and figures about YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website created by three former Paypal employees.
YouTube is a video-sharing website created by three former Paypal employees.
Sean MacEntee via Flickr

Lots has happened to the video-sharing platform and become one of the most popular destinations on the web today. It not only transformed many industries, but reshaped them in a big way. A recent infographic published Tuesday on breaks down some of the most unusual YouTube metrics and stats for the video streaming service.

Getting right to it do you happen to know on average how many tweets sent per minute contain a YouTube Link? Exactly 400 Tweets per minute include a hyperlink to Google’s video social network.

Do you know who the longest video belongs to? You might have guessed a couple of hours from a movie uploaded, an important documentary or even a well-known musician or celebrity. This recognition goes to Jonathan Harchick-whose video is 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds long. The video is actually slideshow by Jonathan himself and the trip to Chili in 2009.

YouTube is more than just the millions of views for each available video or even the heated conversations or comments you will find frequently in section below.

Turns out Rebecca Black’s and Justin Bieber are the social media darlings people dislike quite a bit. According to the visual graphic, Rebecca earned 3.1 million Dislikes while Bieber tallied 2 million.

Couple of impressive enhancements since the inception of the platform includes Google’s auto speech recognition technology. It can translate 51 languages including captions. And of course there are many more features YouTube has available beyond this graphic.

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