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Just posting Nerdfighteria Island, because I forgot to do it. But I also wanted to bring something up.

So, just today, YouTube posted a little note up on their logo bragging that they had hit One BIllion VIdeo Views PER DAY! Obviously, big number. But it's more important than it looks.

My first instinct was to take that number and find out what percent were vlogbrothers video views. Since, y'know, I want to know exactly how important I am.

I discovered that we're responsible for 0.015% of YouTube's 1 Billion Views (I think I did that math right...let's hope...) Which, as far as I'm concerned, is something that I can be very proud of. Despite the fact that it is a tiny fraction :-).

But the next thing I noticed was much more interesting. So there are 1,000,000,000 video views on YouTube every day...I decided to figure out what percentage of those were folks getting, like TONS of traffic. So I assumed that we can take the folks in the top 100 to figure out who the real traffic drivers are. I added it up...and lo and behold...all together...all 100 of the top viewed channels of the day had...wait for it...

...

I'm going to make you wait some more.

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Nine Million Views.

YouTube's Long Tail is SO FREAKING LONG!!!!

The most viewed channel on YouTube ever, over all of the years of it's existance, has just over 5.6 billion views (and that's on 10,000 videos, mind you.) YouTube gets that many views EVERY SIX DAYS!

So don't doubt, my friends, the little guy is the true power on YouTube. We may each only be responsible for a tiny fraction, but all together, that's what makes YouTube the 4th biggest website on the internet, and that is FREAKING AWESOME!

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Comment by JOSH on December 29, 2009 at 11:17am
i love youtube and everyone on it (even the squids of anger for at least giving a diferent view of videos) but i wonder of all thos views a day how many people are giving them because i watch many videos a day meaning i give more than 1 view hmmmmm
Comment by Kathy Seay on December 12, 2009 at 12:20am
I love your mind man.
Comment by michael on October 12, 2009 at 5:47pm
so in some weird way we all count on youtube so that must also mean we are all impotent to youtubes views and without us youtube would me nothing that is so cool i could go on forever but it would be to long
Comment by Vivian Hernandez on October 10, 2009 at 5:10pm
You should've had Daniel Biss do the calculations again to ensure correctness.

But congratulations to the little people of youtube! And that awesome Nerdfighteria Island video!
Comment by amy g on October 9, 2009 at 9:51pm
to think about 10 000 video's who would have the time to watch it all
Comment by Ronald Weasley on October 9, 2009 at 5:23pm
and BTW your new song changed my life! In a positive way! its by far your best, the chat (where i am 25 hours a day) agrees compleatly. yes i know there are only 24 hours in a day i dont care. your song is the best thing ever
Comment by Ronald Weasley on October 9, 2009 at 5:22pm
Dude thats insane. And you proved your Narsacissm and nerdyness at the same time! I just wanted to add that not posing on the ning deserves a punishment. You created this site, you have a resposibility to hang out here. not just on the Youtube. i love you hank in a compleatly healthy way, and im not trying to be mean. (insert beter gramar and spelling here)
Comment by Tom on October 9, 2009 at 12:13pm
dude that's crazy insane! a lot of math though...lol
Comment by Ceri on October 9, 2009 at 11:05am
Mybe get Daniel Biss to check this? ;)
Comment by Samantha on October 9, 2009 at 7:45am
4th biggest? What are the top 3?

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