back to article China watches 170,000 years’ worth of short videos every day

Chinese users of short video services consume an average 110 minutes of such content every day, according to a new report from industry group the China Netcasting Services Association. The Association on Tuesday published its “2020 China Network Audiovisual Development Research Report” into the nation’s use of online video. …

  1. redpawn

    Death by video

    I only watch 1000 years of video per day.

  2. chuckufarley Silver badge

    On the other hand...

    ...if you look at the stats for IBM's World Community grid, Team China donates about 10 years of CPU time a day:

    And they have contributed over 24,000 years of CPU time total:

    This is by far the most daily CPU time of any national team but it doesn't compare to 140,000 years of video a day!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Watching videos while driving

    This would explain poor Chinese driving skills.

  4. Danny 2

    他们不知道The Register吗?

    Do they not know about The Register?

    "A 69? Why would you want a beef and broccoli at this time of night?"

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: 他们不知道The Register吗?

      Do they not know about The Register?

      Probably gets blocked at the Great Firewall due to prior mention of Winnie the Pooh in articles that refer to Xi Jingping.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    China watches 170,000 years’ worth of short videos every day

    before they catch up and overtake the West (innovations, wages, etc, etc.), they'll grind to a halt due to low productivity. I say, tell Mr Trump to upload 1000 x as many short vids to youtube, much cheaper to win economic war this way.

  6. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
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    Rock Stars

    just pick up the phone.

    " short videos often allow users to click on products depicted in a frame to be transported to an e-commerce site where they can acquire whatever it is caught their eye."

    Courtney Love in conversation with Stevie Nicks. Spin Magazine October 1997

    CL: ... While we're on the subject, tell me about your rose Porsche.

    SN: Me and a bunch of my friends were in my house in Phoenix, we were up all night doing lots of cocaine and watching that movie Risky Business. That's one of my favourites. And I just made a call and that Porsche was delivered.

    CL: You said "I want a rose Porsche"?

    SN: I said, I want the same Porsche that's in Risky Business.

    CL: There's a Porsche in Risky Business?

    SN: Yes, there is. And I bought it. That morning.

  7. firey


    They're claiming that over 50% of the country's population are watching almost 2 hours of TikTok-style short videos every day?

    I want to call BS... I'd really like to.

    1. Freezus

      Re: Seriously?

      Given my experience of people that get sucked into TikTok's infinite-scroll, this is entirely plausible

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