30 Interesting Facts About Youtube and Their Founders
YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Do you think you know everything there is to know about Youtube? Think again! Check out these 30 interesting facts about Youtube you may have never heard.
FACT#1. YouTube, was launched on 14 February 2005 i.e. on the day of “valentine’s day”. It was made by Steve Chan, Chad Hurley, and Javed Karim. These three friends used to have assembled jobs in PayPal. YouTube was initially a dating website but has become the world’s largest online video site today.
FACT#2. Google purchased YouTube 18 months after its creation on October 9, 2006, for 1.65 billion dollars. This was the biggest online deal until then.
FACT#3. The first video on YouTube was uploaded on 23 April 2005, at night, at 8:27 minutes, from the channel named ‘jawed’. This was the channel of YouTube’s co-founder ‘Javed Karim’. The 19-second title was the title of this video, which was shot by his friend Jacob in the San Diego Zoo, in which Javed stood in front of the elephants.
FACT#4. In the 10 cities of the world including Mumbai, there is a place named YouTube Space where people with more than 10,000 subscribers can go and make their videos. There is feature from green screens to sound stages and many different types of sets.
FACT#5. The woman who gave Larry Page and Sergey Brin to a garage in 1998 to make Google a garage, and later became the CEO of YouTube. The name of this woman was ‘Susan Wojczyk’.
FACT#6. ‘Gangnam Style’ was the first such video that had failed YouTube’s counting system. It was actually that YouTube designed its system for 32-bit, in which 2,147,483,647 views could be counted because the YouTube people did not have thought that any video would ever be able to reach even here. However, now it has been increased to 64-bit, in which 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views can be counted.
FACT#7. There are also 3 countries in the world where Youtube bans: China, Iran, and North Korea.
FACT#8. YouTube is available in 76 countries with 88 languages in the world.
FACT#9. The oldest video uploaded on YouTube is from 1888. The 2:11 minutes video was shot by Louise Lie Prince of French in Roundhay, so this video is known as “Roundhay Garden Scene”. It is also considered the oldest video in history.
FACT#10. The most visited video on Youtube: is “Despacito”. This is a song that was seen 5 billion and 46 million times until the post was written.
FACT#11. The T series is the largest channel on YouTube, with 100 million subscribers and the second number of America’s “Paw die pie”.
FACT#12. The longest video on YouTube is 596 hours 31 minutes and 21 seconds. This video is titled The Longest Video On YouTube if you see it continuously, it will take 25 days.
FACT#13. YouTube is the world’s largest search engine at number 2 after Google.
FACT#14. More than 1 billion people use YouTube every month.
FACT#15. The most viewed video on YouTube is “Despacito” which has been watched by 6.43 billion people till September 2019.
FACT#16. The most famous hero is Batman on YouTube, which has been viewed nearly 8 billion times.
FACT#17. If you want to watch videos available on YouTube, then it will take you around 1700 years.
FACT#18. The most disliked video on YouTube is Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris.
FACT#19. YouTube is the only website where the highest HD quality videos can upload.
FACT#20. It is believed that Javed Karim got the idea to create YouTube due to the absence of video online of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
FACT#21. YouTube has also become a source of revenue for its users, millions of people across the world are making money on YouTube and are earning money through Google Adsense.
FACT#22. The most searched term on youtube is “How To Kiss”.
FACT#23. YouTube was initially named ‘Universal Tube & Rollforms Equipment’ which was later changed to ‘UTubeOnline “and finally’ YouTube ‘.
FACT#24. Every April Fool’s Day, YouTube plays a prank on its millions of users.
FACT#25. Aside from the U.S., most YouTube views come from Saudi Arabia. This is because TV, Facebook, and Twitter have been banned in Saudi Arabia, but YouTube is unrestricted.
FACT#26. The video to first reaches 1 billion views the fastest was Hello by Adele. It reached 1 billion views in 88 days.
FACT#27. The video to reach the most views on the first day of uploading is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2. It reached 112 million views in 24 hours.
FACT#28. YouTube has 9 production spaces around the world in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Rio, Tokyo, and Toronto that are free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.
FACT#29. Ryan, better known as Ryan ToysReview, is the highest-earning YouTuber, bringing in $22m in 2018.
FACT#30. 81% of US parents use YouTube to find content for their children.
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