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10 Fun Facts About YouTube!

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by jakeparker, May 3, 2013.

  1. jakeparker

    jakeparker BANNED BANNED

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    Hello everyone. I am huge into SMM (Social Media Marketing) these days, mainly with YouTube alone. So this got my attention. I have done a little research and that is what my below figures are based on. If you know of any more fun facts, please share in the thread below.


    1. YouTube was thought of over dinner.

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    Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim (the original 3 founders of Youtube) discussed the idea at a dinner party in Chen's apartment in San Francisco after finding it difficult to share the videos that were shot that night at the dinner party. (due to email attachment limitation errors)



    2. PayPal plays a role in the creation of YouTube.

    Chad, Steve, and Jawed all three worked together at Paypal during the startup of Youtube in 2005. in fact, Chad Hurley is the one who created Paypal's logo! What help fund the start of Youtube was the bonuses that all three employees received during the Ebay buyout of Paypal.



    3. The very first YouTube video! April 23, 2005.





    4. In 2006, Google buys YouTube for 1.65 BILLION dollars! Just one year after YouTube was created.



    5. Only 22% of YouTube's traffic comes from USA. 78% from other countries.



    6. YouTube originally started out as a video dating web site.



    7. YouTube's annual April Fools day prank :

    For years, YouTube has pranked millions of users on April Fools Day. The first prank was classic. Every video on the homepage of YouTube was a Rickroll. In 2009, things really got turnt upside down with YouTube when YouTube turned the site upside down. In 2012, http://youtu.be/dcmQ_GbpXvs




    8. Over 1,700 years to watch all of YouTube!


    It is said that it would take over 1,700 years to watch all the video content on YouTube.

    9. YouTube hit 1 TRILLION views in 2011. (That's about 140 views for each person on Earth!)


    10. 500 years worth of YouTube videos are watch EVERY day on Facebook


    Enjoy! Post more if you know of any. I am sure everyone else would like to hear.
     
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  2. unsaidscript

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    :D Nice facts about youtube. I Was knowing few of them :)
     
  3. TheMoneyWizard

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    Wow I wouldn't like to try and watch all the videos on YT. I would have to live at least 17 full lives!
     
  4. iManage

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    @ #6, I thought they first created Youtube to share the videos they shot at the night? (Refer to #1)
     
  5. SuperTee

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    Pretty cool facts in there, never knew any of them really. Especially the one with it starting out being a dating website. Insane to think that it was bought for over a billion only 1 year in. I guess because the web was developing at that point, it stood out more.
     
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    #5 really surprises me, because 99% of my traffic on my videos is from north america :p
     
  8. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    Don't mind if I do, add this one:

    #11. OMGWTFISTHIS earns a BOAT ton of money from Youtube every single day!
     
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  9. jakeparker

    jakeparker BANNED BANNED

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    This is what I read in a couple different articles. It sounds like it was talked about at the dinner party when they found it a struggle to share videos with friends. But when they first got the web site up, they started it out as a video dating web site and then shortly after turned it into what YouTube is today.
     
  10. BabyMonster

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    whelp.. ya. i miss the old utube!
     
  11. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Old YouTube is something different.