YouTube reaches to 1 billion monthly users

Google Inc's video-sharing site YouTube has announced that the number of unique users visiting it every month has cross 1 billion.

Announcing the new milestone, the YouTube team said that nearly half of all Internet users are visiting YouTube every month to watch everything from small clips of cute puppies to depressing scenes of social unrest around the globe.

In other words, 1 in every 7 people on the plant or 14.7 per cent of the whole world population is visiting YouTube every month.

The YouTube team boasted, "If YouTube were a country, we'd be the third largest in the world after China and India."

Tech giant Google had acquired YouTube for $1.76 billion in the year 2006, when the video-sharing site had nearly 50 million users globally.

In a bid to attract viewers and advertisers, the site gradually added professional content like full-length TV shows.

In October 2011, the site hit 800 million monthly visitors. The service promises that it is making attempts to provide a blend of the best of television and the best of online.

However, Google has never reported a profit from YouTube.