Thread: YouTube Facts - You Didn't Know
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YouTube Facts - You Didn't Know
Youtube launched February 14th, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim.
The idea of Youtube came to its founders at a dinner party at Steve Chen’s place in San Francisco they were not able to share the videos of the party that night.
YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal.They used the bonuses that all three of them received during the EBay buyout of PayPal.
Initially, YouTube was meant to be a dating website.
The domain name youtube.com was registered on Valentine’s Day in 2005 and the name was all goofed up as “Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment”. Later the company changed its domain name as UTubeonline.
Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube's creation.
Youtube is the 3rd most visited website and Second largest search engine in the world.
It is said that it would take over 1,700 years to watch all the video content on YouTube.
The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
Since 2007 YouTube has paid $1,250,000,000 to rights holders.
YouTube started April fool’s day pranks in 2008. Post that every year they successfully do it.
Youtube prank 2008, all the links to the videos on the main page were redirected to Rick Astley’s music video “Never Gonna Give You Up”, also known as “Rickrolling” prank.
Youtube have More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month.
Youtube have most watched video which is not a music video is “Charlie Bit My Finger”. it has around 841,776,597 views.
The most disliked video on YouTube is Justin Bieber's "Baby," with over 6,580,397 dislikes.
Percentage of U.S. internet users who have a YouTube account 58.2%.
Music video 'Gangnam Style' was so popular, it broke YouTube's view counter, which had to be upgraded.
YouTube crossed 1 Trillion hits in 2011 which means 140 views per person alive on earth.
60% of YouTube's 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.
Most popular YouTube partner channel in the U.S., ranked by number of videos VEVO.
At YouTube's headquarters, employees can either take the elevator, stairs or a big slide.
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