Free Production Space To Use


YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.

Most-Watched Non-Music Video

The ad revenue made from the “Charlie Bit My Finger” YouTube video was the most-watched non-music video and also enough for the family to buy a new house.

Founders Came From PayPal


YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal.

More Than 400 Hours Of Video Per Minute

YouTube’s statistics at the end of 2015 claim that more than 400 hours of video was uploaded to the site per minute.

One-Third of the World on YouTube

YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet.

First YouTube Video

The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

YouTube Was Started as a Dating Site


The founding trio didn’t come up with the YouTube concept straight away. Legend has it that YouTube began life as a video dating site dubbed “Tune In Hook Up,” said to be influenced by HotorNot. The three ultimately decided not to go that route. The inspiration for YouTube as we know it today is credited to two different events. The first was Karim’s inability to find footage online of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” and the second when Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations.

Youtube Got Sold just 18 months after it’s creation

Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.

Gangnam Style broke YouTube’s view counter

Music video ‘Gangnam Style’ was so popular, it broke YouTube’s view counter, which had to be upgraded.

80% of Views From Outside the US

YouTube says over 80% of views were from outside the US. They didn’t say which country topped the charts, though.

1,000 most popular videos blocked


60% of YouTube’s 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.

Facebook Still Has More Users


It’s true that YouTube dominates in the world of video, but in terms of user numbers, Facebook still comes out ahead. A 2014 Pew Research Centre study says that 77% of Americans are on Facebook, but only 63% are on YouTube.

YouTube Caused Problems For Utube

When YouTube first registered the domain in 2005, an Ohio-based company called Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment got quite upset. They got lots of confused visitors to their domain. Later they moved on to

YouTube star Grumpy Cat


Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.

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