According to a recent report by ARS Technica, 36% of all HTTP traffic (that’s like viewing web pages) is made up of streaming video. This compares to 45% of HTTP traffic that’s pulling text and images. (Not sure where Flash falls in these percentages, or where video in Flash falls…) From these percentages, YouTube is now handling 20% of ALL HTTP traffic and over half of the streaming video content online is through YouTube.
To help perpetuate these numbers, some videos for you…
The Sound of One Line Drawing (from Information Aesthetics):
Beatbox Flute (introduced to this by Jessie):
(Almost 6 million views? Where have I been?)