Broadcast yourself: Understanding YouTube uploaders

Yuan Ding, Yuan Du, Yingkai Hu, Zhengye Liu, Luqin Wang, Keith Ross, Anindya Ghose

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    YouTube uploaders are the central agents in the YouTube phenomenon. We conduct extensive measurement and analysis of YouTube uploaders. We estimate YouTube scale and examine the uploading behavior of YouTube users. We demonstrate the positive reinforcement between on-line social behavior and uploading behavior. Furthermore, we examine whether YouTube users are truly broadcasting themselves, via characterizing and classifying videos as either user generated or user copied.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationIMC'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event2011 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC'11 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: Nov 2 2011Nov 4 2011

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC


    Other2011 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC'11


    • YouTube
    • content classification
    • social network
    • system scale

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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