See the number above? That’s a lot of zeroes, and that’s just how many playbacks were recorded on YouTube this year. In fact, it was a little more than that.
One trillion playbacks were counted on YouTube in 2011, a number that YouTube says is “twice a many stars in the Milky Way”.
Based on our calculations, that’s roughly 142 playbacks for every person on Earth. We doubt every person alive – from 1 day old to death – has ever watched YouTube, so those of us addicted to the streaming video network probably make up the share of those who don’t watch.