23 Interesting Facts About YouTube

Every month, over 2.3 billion people visit YouTube. YouTube has become so well-known that it has transitioned from a noun to a verb. YouTube is a video-sharing website that is available for free on the internet. People can use the website to upload, view, and share videos. YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005, by three former PayPal employees. Google now owns the company and has been running YouTube since 2006. YouTube now has paid advertisements on all of its pages.

  1. YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. All three were working at PayPal when they started this video website.
  2. The domain name was registered on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2005).
  3. The very first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, by one of its founder Jawed Karim and was named as me at the zoo and was shot in San Diego.
  4. Google bought YouTube in the year 2006 for $1.65 billion.
  5. About 5 billion videos are watched every single day, which comprise one billion hours of videos that are watched daily.
  6. 2+ billion users are there on YouTube, which amounts to almost one-third of the internet.
  7. Over 1 billion hours of videos are watched on YouTube every day.
  8. More than 500 hours of videos are uploaded to this video platform every minute.
  9. The music video “Gangnam Style” become so popular on YouTube and got so many hits that it broke the YouTube counter, which was later upgraded.
  10. YouTube is localized in 100 countries and is available in over 80 different languages.
  11. If YouTube would be Hollywood, then they would have enough material of videos to release 60,000 new films every week.
  12. YouTube’s bandwidth requirements to upload and view all those videos cost more than 1 million dollars and growing. The revenues generated by YouTube cannot pay for its upkeep.
  13. As per the stats by YouTube, 1 hour of video is uploaded is being uploaded at YouTube every second when converted into the size, it would be 2.4 Gb per second which stands for 207.36 TB/ day and 75.686 Petabytes a year.
  14. In the 2nd quarter of the year 2020, over 2,061,733 videos from the united states were removed. The second country on the spot is India, with 1,446,772 videos removed from this video platform by google.
  15. Susan Wojcicki is the CEO of YouTube. She is the same woman who gave her garage to Larry page on rent when they were starting off with Google in 1998.
  16. The earliest headquarters of YouTube were situated above a pizzeria and a Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
  17. YouTube is the second biggest search engine on the internet today. With over 3 billion searches per month, YouTube search volume is larger than that of Bing, Yahoo, Ask, and AOL combined.
  18. A 6-year-old boy named Ryan made 11 million USD in revenue making videos of toys.
  19. The video “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind” is the most disliked video on YouTube with 18.51 million dislikes.
  20. Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is the most liked video on YouTube. It stayed for the most liked video for 900 days and got 6.6 billion views.
  21. The Indian music label t-series is the most liked channel on youtube, with over 160 million subscribers. The second most subscribed channel is PewDiePie, with 107 million subscribers.
  22. Youtube gives production spaces in Los Angeles, London, New York, and Tokyo to the users that have channels and face hurdles in making videos.
  23. Over 70% of traffic on YouTube comes from mobile users.

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