A little while ago I decided to do something dangerous…
I wanted to figure out how much time I’d wasted/procrastinated watching YouTube videos, since I set up an account in February of 2007.
The ‘videos watched’ feature is no longer available so if you’d like to find out your own shameful score:
1. copy and paste: gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/USERNAME?v=2 and replace USERNAME with your YouTube account username
2. Search for VideoWatchCount
3. Cover your mouth in shock.
Apparently I’ve watched 86,348 videos.
Not satisfied, next, I did a search for the average length of a YouTube video (4 minutes and 12 seconds) and used that to roughly work out how much time I’d wasted. This worked out as around:
or about 252 Days.
Which is 3.5 times longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage.
20 Weeks longer than Bryan Adams spent at number one with Everything I do (I do it for you)
and 183 days longer than the Chilean miners were trapped underground.
In the time I’ve spent watching endless kitten videos, I could have flown around the world 134 times, travelled to the moon 83 times or made to to Mars with 38 days to spare.