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Online video is growing and Google is still on top

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 15 Sep 2007 14:02 User comments (5)

Online video is growing and Google is still on top According to a new study from comScore, online video viewership in the United States is steadliy increasing. Nearly 75% of internet users in the U.S. watched video online in July, up from just over 71% in March.
Not only are more people watching video, but the amount of time they watch for is increasing. July's numbers showed an increase of nearly 25% in the time spent watching online video, while the number of clips viewed increased by around two billion clips.

Among video providers Google was the clear winner supplying more than 27% of the clips viewed in July, primarily from viral video site YouTube. Yahoo followed very distantly, serving up over 4%. In total, 134 million people watched over 9 billion clips.

Ironically, the recent boom in internet video is largely due to the explosion of YouTube, and is generally credited to the availabillity of copyrighted works, the same thing that has Google in court defending them against infringement claims by Viacom.

Source: Computerworld

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5 user comments

115.9.2007 14:09

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Ironically, the recent boom in internet video is largely due to the explosion of YouTube, and is generally credited to the availabillity of copyrighted works...
That's why I use it. ;)

215.9.2007 19:55
webe123
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Yeah, take away the copyrighted works and then see if it "stays on top"!
Most people don't want to watch home made movies of stupid people doing stupid things.

316.9.2007 18:15

100% true, people use you tube to host music videos on their profiles to promote their bands or tutorials for do it youself stuff but that stuff is going down, previews of movies games. . ...
if this is stuff is prohibited all these websites will go down

418.9.2007 4:22

Well der... There is nothing on TV hence people are turning onto their CPU Tower boxes :)

523.9.2007 18:39
gwebber
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There are a many of sites that are starting to host some really good media. http://www.tvshowcaster.com . If youtube wasnt free nobody would be watching there encode process doesnt do much for the quality of the video..

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