Do you use Dtube? You probably noticed that the upload feature has changed in some ways. It's clean, advanced was moved to the top, upload progress bars are mostly hidden... and the actual upload of a file goes pretty quick now! Before it would take between 4-10 minutes, but my most recent upload was less than a minute... my vids aren't even that big btw.
Dtube probably took note of all the refugees coming in from Youtube and decided to kick it into gear. Get ready for some exciting things? I think so ;)
Get your friends to join the Steemit community. It's prime time!!!