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Pew: Americans Double Up on Uploading Videos

15 Oct, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey

In just four years, the number of Americans who are uploading and posting videos has doubled, from 14% in 2009 to 31% in 2013, according to a new report from Pew Research Center.

Nearly 27% of adult Internet users today are sharing video that can be watched or downloaded, and 41% of younger adult Internet users (18- to 29-year-olds) are more likely to do so, compared with 18% of those 50 and older.

The percentage of adults who watch or download video content is up to 78% today, from 69% in 2009, with 36% saying they’ve downloaded video content to a computer or phone to watch later.

Fifty-seven percent of online adults say they watch comedy videos, while 50% say they watch educational content. Fifty percent also say they watch music videos.

“The growing popularity of posting and watching online videos is a natural byproduct of the increasing percent of adults who use social network sites such as Facebook, as well as the proliferation of cell phones which make it relatively easy to watch, record and post videos online,” the report reads, noting that 72% of online adults use social networking sites that employ video options.

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