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20 terrific facts about YouTube 😮


Francis Faniku

2 years ago | 2 min read

YouTube is no doubt, the biggest video-sharing service in the world. The majority of us use their website or app on a regular basis, whether it's to watch funny cat videos or to see conspiracy theories after watching one video after another. Whatever your method of use, these 30 YouTube facts are interesting to know!

  1. On February 14, 2005, three former PayPal employees created YouTube.
  2. On April 23, 2005, the very first YouTube video was uploaded. It shows its co-founder in the San Diego Zoo in a video.
  3. YouTube was originally intended to be a video dating platform dubbed "Tune In Hook Up."
  4. 18 months after its launch, Google paid $1.65 billion in shares to acquire YouTube.
  5. Nearly one-third of all Internet users, or over one billion people, utilize YouTube.
  6. If you have at least 10,000 subscribers, you can use the free production facility that YouTube created in Los Angeles.
  7. YouTube's oldest cat video dates all the way back to 1894. There are two cats boxing in it.
  8. Over 100 hours of videos are posted to YouTube every minute.
  9. YouTube conducts a practical joke on its millions of users every April 1st.
  10. They Rick Rolled everyone when they pulled their first practical joke by flipping the webpage.
  11. In 2009, rickrolling made its debut on YouTube. In 2008, when Rickrolling peaked, almost 18 million adult Americans were victims.
  12. YouTube users watch 4 billion videos daily and 6 billion hours of content each month.
  13. Saudi Arabia accounts for the majority of YouTube views outside of the US. This is so because while YouTube is restricted-free in Saudi Arabia, TV, Facebook, and Twitter are not.
  14. The most frequently searched tutorial is "How to kiss," while the second most frequently sought tutorial is "How to tie a tie."
  15. British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched his YouTube channel in 2007, becoming the first head of state to do so.
  16. Hello by Adele was the first video to surpass one billion views the quickest. In just 88 days, it received one billion views.
  17. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 received the most views on the first day after being uploaded. In just 24 hours, it received 112 million views.
  18. YouTube was prohibited in Thailand for five months in 2007 as a result of a 44-second video that featured disfigured images of the monarch.
  19. In San Bruno, California, on April 3, 2018, a shooting occurred at the YouTube headquarters. Before killing herself, the shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, injured three other persons.
  20. The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 later became the CEO of YouTube.

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Francis Faniku

I am a highly motivated and passionate Backend Engineer with a strong focus on web development. I am deeply committed to building scalable web components and applications. I love coding using JavaScript. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience, and I am confident in my ability to make a positive impact in the field of technology. I write about the web and even more.







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