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July 6, 2009

YouTube

by @ 12:40 pm. Filed under Technology


Since its start in 2005 the video sharing website YouTube has taken the world by storm. It has entertained us, informed us and even changed the course of political history.
Here are some interesting facts about YouTube:

1. YouTube was founded by three former employees of PayPal, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.

2. YouTube’s first headquarters were above a pizzeria in San Mateo, California.

3. The first YouTube video was titled “Me at the Zoo”. The subject is YouTube founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

4. Experts estimates that 6 billion YouTube videos are watched every month and that 30,000 hours of videos are uploaded every day.

5. In 2006 Google purchased the twenty-month-old YouTube for $1.65 billion.

6. The most watched YouTube video ever is the “Evolution of Dance” with 122,500,000 views.

7. When the founders first picked the domain name YouTube they were sued by another video sharing website known as Utube.

8. YouTube’s bandwidth costs approximately $1 million a day.

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