Friday, October 9, 2009

A billion for a billion

Today we announced that YouTube serves over 1 billion video views per day. Sort of difficult to wrap your head around that number... how many of those views do you contribute each day?

Our friends at the UN World Food Program offered at least one comparison: there are now, for the first time in history, over 1 billion hungry people in the world. That's one in every seven people on the planet. Think about that - one in every seven people in the entire world don't have enough food to eat.

Makes you wonder if you could use that time spent watching videos to do something about it.

The World Food Program launched an online campaign called, "A billion for a billion", designed to help you do just that. They're working to activate the estimated one billion Internet users to help the one billion people who live in hunger. Here's their video, and you can find out more at their website, which tracks hunger statistics and shows you how you can help.


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