The question was How much video is being uploaded to YouTube?
I now have to revise my talk as YouTube today reports that 20 hours are being uploaded every minute - and they're egging the crowd on to post EVEN MORE - and providing a new tool so you can post video responses more quickly. This from the YouTube site:
May 20, 2009 | Posted by: Ryan Junee
Zoinks! 20 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute!
In mid-2007, six hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute. Then it grew to eight hours per minute, then 10, then 13. In January of this year, it became 15 hours of video uploaded every minute, the equivalent of Hollywood releasing over 86,000 new full-length movies into theaters each week.
Now, 20 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and it is a testament to the fact that you've made YouTube your online video home. We couldn't have built this site without your commitment to sharing your thoughts, experiences, and creativity with each other. We have news clips and full-length shows and movies, music videos and how-to content, sports highlights and animation, short films, homegrown videos, and, yes, all the dogs on skateboards you can watch. There's an audience for every type of content on YouTube, and we hope that with all this video, you can find whatever it is you're interested in on the site.
We're still developing new ways to upload videos to YouTube. Today we're launching a feature that allows users to conveniently record a video response immediately after watching a video, making the YouTube experience even more social. When the video you're watching ends, an icon encouraging you to respond will appear in the player. Clicking on the icon will activate your webcam and immediately bring you into the conversation.
So thanks, and let's see if we can get to 24 hours -- a full day's worth of video uploaded every minute.
The YouTube Team