Did you know? – YouTube


Did you know… YouTube’s three founders (Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim) worked at PayPal when the project started.

Did you know… The YouTube domain was registered on February 15, 2005.

Did you know… 70% of YouTube’s registered users are U.S. residents, and that 50% of YouTube users are under 20 years of age.

Did you know… if YouTube were a Hollywood film company, it would have enough material for the production of 60,000 new films every week.

Did you know… the total volume of traffic on YouTube is the same as that used by the entire Internet in the year 2000.

Did you know… it would take more than 1000 years to watch all the videos on Youtube (but by then the videos uploaded to YouTube would be more than a billion).

Did you know… the most popular category for uploading a video is “Music,” which contains about 20% of all YouTube videos.

Did you know… The United States uploads the most videos to YouTube, followed by Great Britain. In addition, the largest audience in views comes from the United States, and in second place from Japan.

Did you know… The first video posted on YouTube, “I’m in a Zoo”, uploaded April 23, 2005 by one of YouTube’s founders, Karim Javed.

Did you know… the daily number of views on YouTube is more than 5 billion.

Did you know… Google bought YouTube in 2006 for $1,650,000,000

Did you know… On March 13, 2007, Viacom filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the service of massive copyright infringement on YouTube and demanding the transfer of the personal data of all users of the service. The U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York granted the plaintiff’s claims, contrary to U.S. federal law.

Did you know… many users whose videos became popular on YouTube, then became stars beyond the internet. For example, a Canadian boy named Justin Bieber received an expensive record label contract for videos his mother uploaded to YouTube.

Did you know… There is an “Easter Egg” on YouTube: while the video is loading press up, down, left and right (alternative: hold up and left pressed), then the game “Snake” appears.

Did you know… According to Wikipedia, February 15, 2005 – is the official start of YouTube’s history.



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