comScore Metrix reported YouTube grew from 58,000 unique visitors in August 2005 to more than 12 million unique visitors in May 2006.
Another startling fact, verfied by Neilsen/NetRatings, is that almost one-half of YouTube users are between the ages of 35 and 64 years old. This means parents and grandparents are using YouTube as well as the younger crowd on MySpace.
The next step for YouTube will be monetizing the service by placing ads amongst the videos. YouTube will also become a major player in social networking. Recently added networking features enable users to create a profile and link to friends to share messages and videos.
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