YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform in the world. YouTube was created by three Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. They created YouTube in 2005 when they were all employees at another internet start-up, PayPal. It was initially funded with the bonuses received following the eBay buy-out of PayPal.
1 First video in YouTube published by Co-Founder Jawed Karim
The very first video to ever be uploaded to YouTube isn’t a classic by any means. It was launched at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005, which is shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo it shows co-founder Jawed Karim in front of the elephant enclosure going on about long trunks.
2 YouTube is the 2nd Largest Search Engine
YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine and 1st position is Google. YouTube is bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined. 1 billion unique monthly visitors on YouTube. By Records, Nearly one out of every two internet users are on YouTube. YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18 to 34 than any other cable network. 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute on YouTube.
3 The Youngest YouTube Star Ryan ToysReview Who is 6 Years Old Made $22 Million a Year
The youngest YouTube star in the world is an elementary school kid who makes millions reviewing toys. Ryan, the 6 years old kid “host” of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, jumped from No. 8 position to No. 1 position on Forbes’ annual list of YouTube stars who are making the most money.
4 Gangnam Style was the First Music Video to Hit 1 Billion Views
The first YouTube video to smash through the 1 billion barriers was Gangnam Style, a music video by PSY. The PSY’s global mega hit video was posted on December 21, 2012. The most viewed music video is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi.
5 The Most Disliked Video on YouTube was the Justin Bieber’s Song, ‘Baby’
The most disliked video on YouTube was Justin Bieber’s song, “Baby”. It had received more than 4,400,000 dislikes. In the year 2018, the record was smashed in spectacular fashion by YouTube Rewind 2018. The video’s 1st month of availability, it racked up an incredible 15 million dislikes.
6 YouTube Channels With More Than 10,000 Subscribers Can Book Studio Space and Camera Equipment Free of Charge in L.A.
YouTube channels with more than 10,000 subscribers can book studio space and camera equipment free of charge in Los Angeles. The channels have to hire their own crew. “The main concept of free production Space in L.A. is to have our YouTube users meet here and build community,” said by a production specialist, Eileen Rivera.
7 YouTube Featured an April Fools prank on the Site on April 1
YouTube featured an April Fools prank on the site on April 1(From 2008 to 2016). In the year 2008, all links to videos on the main page were redirected to Rick Astley’s music video “Never Gonna Give You Up”, and the prank known as “rickrolling”. The next year (in 2009), when clicking on a video on the main page of YouTube, the whole page turned upside down, which YouTube claimed was a “new layout.