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What Drives the Growth of YouTube? Measuring and Analyzing the Evolution Dynamics of YouTube Video Uploads

  title={What Drives the Growth of YouTube? Measuring and Analyzing the Evolution Dynamics of YouTube Video Uploads},
  author={Golshan Golnari and Yanhua Li and Zhi-Li Zhang},
We make the first attempt to study the evolution dynamics of YouTube, from the perspectives of uploaded videos and uploaders. Using unbiasedly estimated video statistics, we study how YouTube grows over time, from the inception of YouTube in 2005 up until now. We show that the growth of YouTube videos undergoes several phases: i) an initial growth phase best fitted by a quadratic curve, ii) an exponential growth phase that starts circa late 2009, interrupted by iii) a sudden drop that lasts a… 

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