YouTube Joins 1B-Users Club

...5 months after Facebook arrived at mark

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 21, 2013 4:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Five months ago, Facebook announced it had reached a billion users per month—now, you can add YouTube to that exclusive club, Mashable reports. The video-sharing site announced the unique-visitors milestone on its blog, which notes that "nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube," and "if YouTube were a country, we'd be the third largest in the world after China and India." When Google bought YouTube for $1.76 billion in 2006, it had 50 million users, Sky News notes.

Tara Levy, Global Marketing Director, Ads, for Google and YouTube, gives a presentation at Advertising Week on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 in New York.   (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images)
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