Two of the biggest names in social media are making headlines today.

On Wednesday, YouTube announced it had reached one billion monthly users, according to an article on It reportedly took the site eight years to get the job done, which is reportedly almost the same amount of time it took Facebook to do the same.

According to the article, the majority of YouTube’s viewership comes from Americans between 18 and 34 years old, dubbed “Generation C” due to their connected behavior.

And Twitter is celebrating its 7th birthday today, according to an article on

According to the article, Twitter is now seeing over 200 million active users and sends 400 million tweets each day, a jump over the 340 million tweets it was sending each day a year ago.


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