Understanding the Characteristics of Internet Short Video Sharing: YouTube as a Case Study
Source: Simon Fraser University
Established in 2005, YouTube has become the most successful Internet site providing a new generation of short video sharing service. Today, YouTube alone comprises approximately 20% of all HTTP traffic, or nearly 10% of all traffic on the Internet. Understanding the features of YouTube and similar video sharing sites is thus crucial to their sustainable development and to network traffic engineering. In this paper, using traces crawled in a 3-month period, the authors present an in-depth and systematic measurement study on the characteristics of YouTube videos.