Americans continue to watch and post videos online — a trend a new study predicts will increase.
According to a new study released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 78 percent of U.S. adults watch or download videos online, while 72 percent of U.S. adults watch videos via YouTube or Vimeo. And 31 percent of U.S. adults upload or post videos online, up 17 percent from 2009.
Pew conducted the study in July 2013. They also released a study in September showing that 21 percent of Americans now use cell phones to video chat.
In May 2013, Cisco released a study that suggested in 2017, it will take an individual over 5 million years to watch all the videos uploaded to the internet each month.
During that same time, Internet video is predicted to comprise 69 percent of global consumer Internet traffic.