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35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute

The amount of video uploaded to YouTube has nearly doubled in the last year, the video-sharing site has announced.

The amount of video uploaded to YouTube has nearly doubled in the last year, the video-sharing site has announced. Some 35 hours of cats falling over and pimply teenagers talking into webcams are now uploaded every single minute.

YouTube has crunched the numbers, working out that's 2,100 hours of video uploaded every hour, or 50,400 hours every day -- or 176,000 Hollywood blockbusters every week.

 

Simultaneously, YouTube is launching a new discovery tool called Topics, which unearths hidden gems from the video vaults based on videos you've previously watched and commented on. It also takes into account the type of sites that link to videos, so if you're into your technology, Topics will know we've linked to the worst Microsoft promo videos ever, the worst Microsoft celebrity videos ever, and Brian Blessed's best bits.

YouTube Topics is not to be confused with Twitter's Trending Topics, which simply lists the subjects people are tweeting about. Twitter announced this week that there are over 90 million tweets per day posted to the popular microblogging site -- you can read ours at twitter.com/cnetuk.

We're adding to the YouTube video total at our official CNET UK channel, showing off highlights of our award-winning tech-thumping videos. How much video do you upload to YouTube in a minute, hour or day -- and if you're not a YouTuber, which video sites do you prefer?