YouTube Gets a Sweet Birthday Gift: Two Billion Hits Per Day

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YouTube launched in 2005, and as the video-sharing Web site celebrates its fifth birthday, it has also hit a milestone in its short existence. According to co-founder Chad Hurley, YouTube currently gets two billion hits per day.

You read that right -- people stream two billion videos daily on the Google-owned site. But YouTube's co-founder is modest about the statistic. "Two billion video streams is a large number, but on average people are only spending 15 minutes a day on the site compared to five hours a day watching TV," he told BBC News.

Chad also says that the company has "much further to go," adding: "I see this great growth opportunity in the online video market and we are positioning ourselves to be a leader." For most people, YouTube is the leader of all video streaming sites, serving as the go-to spot to get online content. And with that many streams per day, it seems YouTube is here to stay.
Are you a big YouTube user? Do you have your own channel or do you just surf around to watch cool videos? Tell us about your YouTube habits in the comments below. %Poll-46751%

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