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Video first: Facebook video uploads increased 28% in 2019, and nearly half of all videos contain music
In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company’s strategy was “to become video first”. Zuckerberg predicted then that in five years time, most of what people would consume online would be video. Nearly five years later, Facebook has taken its live video broadcasting feature global, changed its algorithm to push live video broadcasts higher […]
There are many exciting problems that can be solved by training machine learning models on large, audio datasets — distinguishing speakers, identifying instruments in music, and translating speech from one language to another to name a few. The question is, how can we train a machine learning model to do inference on audio data? The […]
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”— Mortimer J. Adler Learning and continuous development are part of Pex’s fabric. Not surprisingly, a common way to achieve this is by reading books. I’m pretty sure […]
How do we count distinct rolling 90 day active users in a data set of billions? At Pex, we actively monitor all visible content on our supported platforms — over 40 social and UGC sites — leading to the world’s largest video and audio database. Since we’re indexing exabytes of data, our datasets are in the billions. Sometimes data […]
Pex reported on the state of Youtube in 2018, analyzing its uploads, views, and growth. In 2019, some things have changed. Read the updated report.
Although we’ve mainly reported data on social media and UGC sites, the technology we’ve built at Pex is applied to many content platforms. Recently, we began analyzing podcasts to see how the medium is progressing and what opportunities it holds for rightsholders, creators and platforms.
What’s the type of content society prefers when stuck in social isolation? Here’s what people were watching and sharing on short-form video platforms during March 2020.
Charlie bit my finger — again! has proven its staying power and arguably deserves a spot on YouTube’s Mount Rushmore. To this day it continues to be copied, referenced, and viewed by a new generation.
At Pex, we decided to leverage our technology to provide a “State of the YouTube Address”. Here are a few high-level insights into the size of the platform, its usage, and growth.
We leveraged Pex’s unprecedented access to video data across the web to quantify the norms for video engagement across the major social networks. We examined nearly 2 billion unique videos and songs uploaded across 18 audiovisual sharing platforms.
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