June 25, 2009
One of the major selling points of the iPhone 3GS is its ability to record video, and apparently people did more than just record video because Google has announced that daily YouTube uploads from mobile devices has increased 400 percent since the release of the speedy device last Friday. Google notes that even though the iPhone 3GS created a giant spike in mobile video uploads, it is also a part of a growing trend where during the last six months upload rates have jumped 1,700 percent.
"This growth represents three things coming together: new video-enabled phones on the market, improvements to the upload flow when you post a video to YouTube from your phone, and a new feature on YouTube that allows your videos to be quickly and effortlessly shared through your social networks. It takes just a minute to connect your YouTube account to your Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader accounts. Complete a simple, one-time connection on our upload page to allow all your friends and followers to get a real-time stream of your uploads to YouTube, which can be essential in this age of citizen reporting and ubiquitous sharing."Have any of you proud new owners of the iPhone 3GS uploaded a video to YouTube from your device?