Photo and Video Sharing Grow Online
54% of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. Young adults and women lead the way in each of these activities.
Online Video 2013
The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.
Online Political Videos and Campaign 2012
55% of registered voters have watched political videos online this election season, and 52% have had others recommend political videos for them to watch online
Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online
46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.
Teens & Online Video
Shooting, sharing, streaming and chatting: social media using teens are the most enthusiastic users of many online video capabilities
The Viral Kony 2012 Video
Young adults heard more about the viral video against Joseph Kony and were more likely to learn about it through social media than other sources
71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites
Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.
Video calling and video chat
19% of Americans have tried video calls or video chat or teleconferencing online and on cell phones.
The State of Online Video
69% of online adults have used the internet to watch or download video, with 18-29 year-olds leading the way. Comedy has supplanted news as the most viewed type of video online.
The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up
As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens.