People who do not visit YouTube on the video-sharing site may find it difficult. You may also be a regular visitor on YouTube. Various types of videos are being uploaded every day on YouTube. And we see those videos and enjoy or learn something.
Maybe we use YouTube, but we do not know about some unknown information on YouTube. So, today I have come up with some unknown information about YouTube. Through this information about YouTube, we want you to know some interesting things about you.
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- YouTube first started its journey as a dating site. YouTube’s journey began in 2005.
- Youtube total of three people Those who Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.
- They were all working at the company ‘PayPal’.
- They used to spend YouTube on their bonus income.
- YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim is a Bangladeshi-born American citizen.
In November 2006, Google bought YouTube for $ 1.65 billion.
History of YouTube
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim when they worked for PayPal. Prior to working for PayPal, Hurley studied design at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. YouTube’s initial headquarters was above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
The domain name “YouTube.com” was activated on February 14, 2005, with video upload options being integrated on April 23, 2005. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
YouTube began as an angel-funded enterprise working from a makeshift office in a garage. In November 2005, venture firm Sequoia Capital invested an initial $3.5 million, and Roelof Botha (a partner of the firm and former CFO of PayPal) joined the YouTube board of directors. In April 2006, Sequoia and Artis Capital Management invested an additional $8 million in the company, which had experienced significant growth in its first few months.
During the summer of 2006, YouTube was one of the fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web, hosting more than 65,000 new video uploads. The site delivered an average of 100 million video views per day in July. It was ranked the fifth-most-popular website on, far out-pacing even MySpace’s rate of growth. The website averaged nearly 20 million visitors per month according to Nielsen/NetRatings, with around 44% female and 56% male visitors. The 12- to 17-year-old age group was dominant. YouTube’s pre-eminence in the online market was substantial. According to the website Hitwise.com, YouTube commanded up to 64% of the UK online video market.
YouTube entered into a marketing and advertising partnership with NBC in June 2006.
Purchase by Google (2006)
On October 9, 2006, it was announced that the company would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion in stock, which was completed on November 13. At that time it was Google’s second-largest acquisition. The agreement between Google and YouTube came after YouTube presented three agreements with media companies in an attempt to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits. YouTube planned to continue operating independently, with its co-founders and 68 employees working within Google.
Google’s February 7, 2007, SEC filing revealed the breakdown of profits for YouTube’s investors after the sale to Google. In 2010, Chad Hurley’s profit was more than $395 million while Steve Chen’s profit was more than $326 million.
South Korean singer ‘PSY‘ s ‘Gangnam Style’ video is the most watched on YouTube. It is now seen in more than 2.5 billion times. Which is still increasing every now and then.
- The most viewed general videos (not music videos) are “Charlie Bit My Finger”. Which has been seen almost 841 million times?
- More than 1 billion active users visit each month on YouTube.
- About 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. And it’s increasingly growing.
- You will take approximately 500 years to see the amount of YouTube videos shared on Facebook every day.
- It is estimated that nearly 2,000 years of video are required on YouTube. And it’s increasingly growing.
- If you get buffering on YouTube, then you can play the ‘ Snake ‘ game. During the buffering period, the game will start when pressing any arrow key on the keyboard.
- The most disliked video on YouTube is a video of Justin Bieber ‘s Baby song.
YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities. As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet.
YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.
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