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Monday, January 23, 2012

One Hour Per Second

A neat animated sequence comparing YouTube uploads to real-time events.

I wonder if (when?) some institution or another will decide to begin a project to capture and archive all YouTube content in the fashion of the Library of Congress Twitter preservation efforts. There would obviously be a lot of copyright implications of a project like that, but even (and sometimes especially) a posting of material that violates copyright could have tremendous cultural significance. If someone were to try to log all the activity on YouTube, this site shows just what an undertaking that would be.

A few screenshots:

See the whole animation at:

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