Facts of YouTube

YouTube Facts

DID YOU KNOW

  • 1 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every day.
  • Every minute, more than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.
  • YouTube has over 2 billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet.
  • The First YouTube Video was uploaded in April 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
  • YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal.

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  • Music video ‘Gangnam Style’ was so popular, it broke YouTube’s view counter, which had to be upgraded.
  • You can navigate YouTube in more than 80 different languages, covering 95% of the Internet population.
  • 32 million inappropriate videos were removed from YouTube in 2018 by a team of 10,000 reviewers.
  • The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube.
  • The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.

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  • YouTube’s early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine, right after Google. It’s bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined.
  • If you search for “Do the Harlem shake” on YouTube, the page itself will do the harlem shake for you.
  • The most disliked video on YouTube is Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” with over 4,400,000 dislikes.
  • 60% of YouTube’s 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.

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  • YouTube’s ten highest-earning channels made anywhere from US$2.5 million to US$12 million in 2015.
  • At YouTube’s headquarters, employees can either take the elevator, stairs or a big slide.
  • The most searched tutorial on YouTube is “How to Kiss.”
  • On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more youngsters (18-34 year olds) in the US than any TV network.
  • Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.

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