It was obvious that when the iPhone 3G S was released that YouTube would see a nice little increase in traffic. Just as Flickr received a huge amount of traffic from iPhones uploading straight to their site, so did YouTube with video when the iPhone 3GS launched. There are already hundreds to thousands of videos on YouTube from the iPhone 3G S, and one was even used in a newscast. Just how much of an increase has YouTube seen? Check their announcement after an example of one of these videos.
According to the YouTube blog:
In the last six months, we’ve seen uploads from mobile phones to YouTube jump 1700%; just since last Friday, when the iPhone 3G S came out, uploads increased by 400% a day.
That’s a huge number, and YouTube is even saying that this growth was exponential compared to previous growths. I’m sure Google is happy with these numbers, as it is bringing much more traffic to YouTube.
Via [The YouTube Blog]