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Oops Pow Surprise...24 hours of video all up in your eyes!

By Hunter Walk

Director of Product Management

In May of last year, we announced 20 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute. We then challenged you to keep the uploads coming to see whether or not we could get a day’s worth of video – 24 hours – uploaded in the same brief time span.

Today, we’re announcing that you’ve done it! In just 60 quick ticks of the second hand, more than a full, action-packed day in Jack Bauer’s life is now uploaded to YouTube. To put this into context, imagine how much stuff happens in 24 hours:

  • The earth rotates 360 degrees as it orbits the sun
  • The second hand on your bedside clock ticks 86,400 times
  • The most skilled climber reaches Mount Everest’s summit
  • 2.5 days go by on Jupiter

A day’s worth of content uploaded to YouTube every minute is a big achievement for our community and speaks to the role video plays in connecting and changing the world one upload at a time. So what’s next? 30 hours? 36 hours? Tell us in the comments below what you think the next big YouTube upload milestone should be.