YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.
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.
YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal.
YouTube’s statistics at the end of 2015 claim that more than 400 hours of video was uploaded to the site per minute.
YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet.
The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
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.
Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.
Music video ‘Gangnam Style’ was so popular, it broke YouTube’s view counter, which had to be upgraded.
YouTube says over 80% of views were from outside the US. They didn’t say which country topped the charts, though.
60% of YouTube’s 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.
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 utube.com domain. Later they moved on to utubeonline.com.
Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
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