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YouTube is Now Getting 4 Billion Hits a Day

Since it was founded in 2005, YouTube has brought us gems like 'Stalking Cat,' 'David After Dentist' and much more. The successful video sharing and hosting site grows more popular each day, but just how many hits is YouTube getting these days?

According to Reuters, Google has said that the video hosting and sharing site it acquired in November 2006 is now getting over four billion hits each and every single day. This represents a 25 percent increase over eight months ago. Users aren't just consuming content, either. Every minute, a whopping 60 hours of content is uploaded. This is compared to 48 hours per minute just last May.

The huge jump in streaming and uploading is attributed to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, which enable users to capture and upload video on the go, as well as stream from anywhere with a WiFi or even 3G connection.