Check this out: Sixty hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, which translates to an hour of video every second.
Think about that. No single human being is ever going to watch all of these clips of "Charlie Bit My Finger," not to mention kittens, music performances and product demos. We need curators.
As production values grow, YouTube is becoming less like the Wild West of online videos and more like an eclectic meritocracy. Meet the locals hell-bent on using the company's partner program to make it big.
Photography by Gabriela Hasbun
In celebration of innovative leadership and national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) saluted YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, venture capitalist Naren Gupta, and the SF Heb B Free campaign at its eighth annual dinner gala on May 5 at the Four Seasons San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee delivered the keynote address at the sold-out even, which was attended by over 400 leaders in the business, policy, academia, and the diplomatic community from the Bay Area and beyond.