Report: Netflix and YouTube Account for Half of Internet’s Traffic

A recent report shows that we tend to watch a lot of YouTube and NetFlix on the Net. In fact its over 50% of the traffic in North America. The report was found as part of a Mashable story. But it leads me to believe that we also like to create content. Netflix had, according to the article just over 31% of that downstream. Which means that we watched a whole lot of YouTube and someone had to create it.

Today’s setup is not hard at all, and many users simple point and record, and often just themselves. No studio needed or desired. The editing of video has also become quite easy with a plethora of apps on both iPhone and Android. Now some people will say that a lot of the YouTube videos are just silly drunk people capturing the moment. While there is certainly a share of that there are also vast amounts of educational, how tos and abouts on YouTube. While some of these may not always be entirely accurate many have also launched people’s careers or fame.

The Mashable article is here. There are some related articles there also. http://mashable.com/2013/11/12/internet-traffic-downstream/