Sunday, 31 October 2010
It’s been a week of milestones for YouTube — first, Lady Gaga’s videos hit 1 billions views, then the Promoted Videos program hit half a billion views.
Now, YouTube is reporting that it has seen 1 billion subscriptions. That’s a lot of billions in seven days.
According to the YouTube blog, the channel that raked in the billionth hit was MachinimaSports, and a ton of its channels have crossed the 1 million subscriber mark, including Fred, failblog and universalmusicgroup.
In celebration of the site’s ever-burgeoning following, YouTube is also rolling out a widget that video-makers can embed in their sites, which will allow people to subscribe to channels even outside of the video-sharing site. The code for the widget can be found on YouTube's blog.