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A day in YouTube can be reduced to 345,600 nyans
January 23, 2012 7:11 PM   Subscribe

One Hour Per Second - "In 1 minute 50 seconds of uploads to YouTube, an unlucky person falling through a bottomless pit travels 12,000 miles."
posted by Memo (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
According to the latest info I can find on the Byrd Glacier it will have moved 21.68 feet in 36 hours, not 14.76.
posted by unliteral at 7:32 PM on January 23, 2012


Well that was adorable. It took awhile for me to wrap my head around the scale, but once I did it was pretty cool. Something about the idea of whole lifetimes collapsing into seconds on youtube seems fascinating.
posted by lilac girl at 7:35 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some bamboo grows at 4 feet a day, not 3.
posted by unliteral at 7:43 PM on January 23, 2012


I love that the tv pointed to his tummy when I stared blankly at the opening page waiting for it to autoplay!
posted by heyho at 7:49 PM on January 23, 2012


"Let's visualise that...."

Can I not just multiply things by 3,600?
posted by pompomtom at 7:54 PM on January 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


What if the births of the million babies in that one minute three seconds were all filmed and uploaded to YouTube?

I just did that thing to myself that I got when watching the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 7:56 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I could only watch 6 days or so of this. What happens in the end?
posted by not_on_display at 7:56 PM on January 23, 2012


I only identified with some of those. I can visualize 9 months of gestation. However, just using a large number of one thing to visualize a large number of another thing...that doesn't work. I don't know anything more about 36,000 orbits of the earth than I do about weeks of YouTube uploads.

Also, according to the latest info on Nyan Cat it can only do 0.342 nyans a second.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:59 PM on January 23, 2012


How about something I can use, man? In the time it takes Liz Lemon to snart, enough video gets uploaded to YouTube for Crispin Glover to do 546 David Letterman kicks!
posted by jimmythefish at 8:06 PM on January 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Can I not just multiply things by 3,600?"

No, you cannot. That would just be showing off. I, on the other hand, need pretty pictures to explain the simpler things in life. Especially things that involve maths.
posted by greenhornet at 8:08 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


maths

In the time it takes Kevin Klein to say "Don't call me stupid!" there is enough YouTube video for limey K-K-K-Ken to recite Kubla Khan.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:14 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Technically, unliteral, some bamboo grows at 3.75 feet a day, not 4.

Just sayin'.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:19 PM on January 23, 2012


That looked expensive.
posted by item at 8:25 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Outside of the USA, some bamboo grows at 1.3 centimeters per kilosecond.
posted by planet at 8:27 PM on January 23, 2012


Amount of apples to amount of oranges... it will never make sense.
posted by HuronBob at 8:27 PM on January 23, 2012


Technically, unliteral, some bamboo grows at 3.75 feet a day, not 4.
Literally, true. Which is why some of these are silly to use. Glacier movement is prone to fluctuations, as is bamboo growth.
posted by unliteral at 8:37 PM on January 23, 2012


Youtube blew?
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:42 PM on January 23, 2012


In 4 minutes of uploads to YouTube, 10 days of video is uploaded, and Fenton the dog chases a herd of deer over 3,600 miles. I also liked the ketchup one.
posted by arcticseal at 9:05 PM on January 23, 2012


Also, according to the latest info on Nyan Cat it can only do 0.342 nyans a second.

But I run it at 32x on my dvr.

If you need help visualising that, that's 213.6 nyans in the time it takes to transfer the printed collection of the U. S. Library of Congress across the theoretical station wagon full of SD cards link.

Outside of the USA, some bamboo grows at 1.3 centimeters per kilosecond.

That's just a silly unit. No-one really uses centimetres.
posted by pompomtom at 9:27 PM on January 23, 2012


Can I not just multiply things by 3,600?

Yeah, I don't really understand the need for any kind of infographic: it's just comparing different things that take 3,600 times as long as eachother?
posted by delmoi at 9:35 PM on January 23, 2012


I just contributed 90 seconds. Your welcome YouTube.
posted by Phantomx at 9:38 PM on January 23, 2012


pompomtom: "across the theoretical station wagon full of SD cards link."

Yes, but the whole advantage of the Internet isn't the ability to transmit a petrabyte, it's transmitting the, say, 1 GB / day (plus or minus, depending on your audio / video needs) of data I specifically need incredibly cheaply and quickly, without requiring either a station wagon or a guy to drive it.
posted by Apropos of Something at 9:42 PM on January 23, 2012


How do you get 'Nyan Cat' from NY Cat? Why are so many consonants missing? How, exactly, is that 'cute'? It turned itself from something mildly interesting into something annoying, so I closed the window.
posted by Goofyy at 9:47 PM on January 23, 2012


Yes, but the whole advantage of the Internet isn't the ability to transmit a petrabyte

I'm not talking about the internet. I'm just expressing a unit of time (you know... the time it takes the world to upload 1,171 minutes of video to youtube).
posted by pompomtom at 9:49 PM on January 23, 2012


At 4 minutes 40 seconds, it suggests using the arrow keys to skip ahead.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:46 PM on January 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


"In 20 hours 54 minutes of uploads to YouTube,
using sound energy alone, you heat a cup of coffee
by yelling at it.
8 years, 7 months, 6 days of video"
posted by outlandishmarxist at 11:49 PM on January 23, 2012


Calling this a 'visualization' doesn't even make sense because they're just showing images of random items, then mentioning a duration of time arbitrarily associated with it. Like a picture of an iceberg, then some amount of time, and then another amount of time, and the distance it will travel in the second amount, which has nothing to do with the image. So basically nothing in this makes sense at all.
posted by delmoi at 1:00 AM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not as good as I'd hoped...
posted by DanCall at 2:02 AM on January 24, 2012


pretty pictures with meaningless numbers. That was rather pointless and didn't help me 'visualise' anything more than the original concept "1 hour of video per second". And most of the stats seemed somewhat dodgy anyway
posted by mary8nne at 2:19 AM on January 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


It would be a lot better if it didn't slow down to a crawl halfway through. WTF, Google? Optimization, heard about it?
posted by ymgve at 4:13 AM on January 24, 2012


That sounds like a lot. But put it this way: At the rate video is being uploaded to YouTube, we could film people's lives in real time. How many people? 3600. Of 7 billion.
posted by DU at 4:49 AM on January 24, 2012


Yes, but the whole advantage of the Internet isn't the ability to transmit a petrabyte...

Petabyte=one million gigabytes

Petrabyte.
posted by Splunge at 4:51 AM on January 24, 2012


Wow, according to these animations, every second, one hour of youtube is FUCK ALL ANNOYING
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