YouTube is mostly not the first website we think about when we spare a thought for social media. Most of us seem to focus on the Twitters, Facebooks, and Instagrams of this world but YouTube surely has its usefulness as well. To highlight things you did not know about the video platform, here are 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About YouTube:
1. It was founded by Steven Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim and the first clip uploaded on the website involved Steven Chen. The video was titled “Me at the zoo.”
2. The founders worked together at PayPal. Their logo designer was even Chad Hurley.
3. 13 years ago, YouTube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion in stocks, only 1 year and six months after it was created.
4. When it comes to search engines, YouTube is 2nd after Google. It is bigger than Yahoo, Bing and Asks put together.
5. Cyrus Yazdani got arrested by LA police 11 years ago after he shared a clip of himself vandalizing some places. That’s the power of the platform.
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6. The first clip on YouTube that reached one million views was a Joke advertisement with soccer star, Ronaldinho titled “Touch of gold.”
7. 9 years ago, if you decided to view every clip on YouTube, you will need 1,700 years to make that happen.
8. 6 years back, 10 years of content was uploaded on YouTube, on a daily basis.
9. 10 years ago, the video quality on YouTube was amazing, cos 2009 was the year when the complete HD option was released.
10. On a monthly basis, 800 million special visitors use YouTube, and that is a higher population of Europe.
11. The very first version of YouTube was named Tune In Hook, and it was a data website. It was later decided that they should concentrate on a type of clips, but instead, they should feature various types of them.
12. YouTube is blocked in China, Brasil, Turkey or Bangladesh.
13. The longest clip on YouTube was by Jonathan Harchick and it lasts 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds
14. Gangnam Style holds the record for the first YouTube clip with one billion views.
15. Years back, Time Magazine was quoted as saying “YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred“.
16. You ate able to watch complete-length films on YouTube. About seven thousand of them are there for your viewing pleasure.
17. Rebecca Black’s “Friday” jam was the most hated song on YouTube. It attracted 3.1 million dislikes before YouTube removed it.
18. An average YouTube visitor is making use of the website fourteen times monthly.
19. 70% of YouTube’s traffic is from America.
20. YouTube has over ten thousand partners for advertising, and this includes Chanel 4, Turner and Disney.
There you have it – a comprehensive list of 20 fascinating facts about Youtube. If you have knowledge od other interesting facts about Twitter not mentioned in this article, feel free to share them in the comment section below.