If you know anything about Sesame Street’s Count von Count, it’s that he loves to count. In Sesame Street’s latest YouTube upload, the number-loving Muppet is counting the TV show’s YouTube channel views. And for a good reason: Sesame Street has just become the first non-profit YouTube channel to hit 1 billion views. The Count’s video, released Wednesday, is called “Counting the ‘You’s in YouTube.” He also contributed a guest blog post to the YouTube blog on the number zero. For YouTube, this milestone signifies the power of Internet video in education. “Access to educational video used to be restricted to whatever tapes or DVDs happened to be in the library or at home. Now high-quality, entertaining, and informative content is available on demand wherever there’s an Internet connection,” Caitlin Hendrickson, YouTubeEDU strategic partnership manager, told Mashable.
Sesame Street Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).