Online Video Booming

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Online Video Booming

There’s no question about it—online video is booming.  Not only is over 48 hours of video content being uploaded to YouTube every minute, but brands from all arenas are incorporating video into their websites as well, and people are watching everything from online content to TV and movies online.  Online video is everywhere you look and Cisco predicts that it’s not going away anytime soon.  In fact, they think that within the next three years online video will account for a whopping 90 percent of all Internet traffic.

In an interview with Beet.TV, Cisco’s VP for Marketing and Emerging Technologies, David Hsieh, points out that “video is invading all aspects of our lives.”  He says, “Today over half of all Internet traffic is video—51 percent.  And based on the current trends, we predict that in the next three years over 90 percent of all Internet traffic will be video.”

Video isn’t just for entertainment anymore.  It’s crossing over into all aspects of our lives.  As an example, Hsieh says that he recently met with a client that works in the healthcare industry and that he learned that some hospitals are now turning to online video as a means to educate patients about how to continue their care after they leave the hospital.  He says, “You’re really seeing the use of video purvey everything we do, whether it’s work, live, learn or play, and we see that there’s going to be phenomenal growth over the next decade or more.”

Source: Social Times