YouTube, launched in 2005, has hit a landmark — its monthly user rate has hit 1 billion each month.
The Google-owned, video-sharing site attributed the growth to advances in smartphones, it reported on its blog. It’s now a decent competitor to Facebook, which touted a billion user number in October 2012, BBC reports.
“Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube,” the company said, in its statement. “Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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