Vimeo Releases 2012 End Of Year Stats

By Megan O'Neill 

The end of 2012 is almost here and Vimeo has released their ‘Official Year-end Self-Appraisal and Profound Introspection’, complete with some pretty impressive stats.  It’s been a big year for the video streaming site, from the launch of the new Vimeo back in January to a redesigned iPhone app, an Xbox app, a Tip Jar feature that lets creators make money off their videos, pay-to-view movies and more.

Vimeo’s Chris Diken writes on the Vimeo blog, “Before we depart for our winter timeshare in Orlando, Florida, we’d like to spread some glaze over your eyeballs by sharing some straight-from-the-spreadsheet metrics that prove beyond a shadow of a spector of doubt that we really did whoop some tail this year.”  And whoop some tail, they did!  Check out the statistics below to get a sense from just how much Vimeo has grown in 2012:

  • Over 5 million people joined Vimeo in 2012, brining the site’s member total to a whopping 14 million
  • 37 percent of all Vimeo members joined the site this year
  • The site’s 50 millionth video was uploaded on September 23, 2012
  • Over 3.2 petabytes of data were uploaded, 1.4 petabytes transcoded and over 200 petabytes played
  • More than 675 million people tuned in to watch Vimeo videos this year

And now that that’s out of the way, Vimeo has taken the opportunity to bid everyone farewell on this, the last day of the world.  They’ve featured a collection of Apocalypse videos, including the video below at with the following text:

“Well folks, this is it!  By the time you read this, Quetzalcoatl will have escaped his abyssal prison in the Earth’s core and will be using his gnarly flame breath to turn all creation to ash.  In accordance with the prognostications we’ve read, it’s apparently going to be pretty sick.  We wish we could see it, but, you know, we’ll be annihilated.

“Life on Earth sure was fun though, right?  Man, we had some good times on this little ball of dirt.  Remember Charlemagne?  And pogs?  But there we go again, getting all nostalgic.  To prevent any further attacks of sentimentality, we encourage you to sit back, relax, and watch some cool apocalype videos as the great chickensnake makes his way to your hometown.”

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.