10 facts about YouTube video site
YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. The three founders knew each other from working together on a pioneering effort Internet, PayPal. In fact, Hurley designed the PayPal logo after reading a Wired article about online payment company.
Initially, YouTube getting financing through bonuses received from eBay buy-out of PayPal. You could argue that if there is no PayPal then there would be no YouTube.
2. Initially, YouTube is a Dating Site
Trio founder did not immediately have the concept of YouTube. According to legend, YouTube began as a video dating site dubbed "Tune In Hook Up 'which reportedly influenced HotorNot.
The three founders finally decided not to take that road. Inspiration YouTube as it is known today is credited to two different events. First, the inability of Karim found the video Janet Jackson 'clothing malfunctions' and secondly, when Hurley and Chen was able to share a dinner party video due to the limitations of email attachments.
3. YouTube Causing Problems For Utube
YouTube.com domain name registered as Valentine's Day 2005. This caused a big misunderstanding for Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, based in Perrysburg, Ohio. Their domain names 'utube.com' was overwhelmed with traffic from people who are trying to spell the names phonetically video sites.
Manufacturing companies that later sued YouTube because they claim its broken because YouTube but rejected demands. Now, it seems Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment defeated and the business was moved to the site utubeonline.com. While the original utube.com be themed video landing pages bad spellers.
4. Most First First YouTube Video
The first video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jNQXAC9IVRw) ever video uploaded to YouTube is not a classic.
This video was made Yakov Lapitsky at San Diego Zoo. The videos featured Jawed Karim in front of the elephant enclosure. This video yourself get hit as much as 4,282,497 since its online debut on 23 April 2005.
5. First Rickroll
The first example 'Rickroll' appeared on YouTube in 2007. Apparently, it is an evolution joke '4 chan 'which originally was users' duckrolled' which leads to a duck on wheels. Now, Rickroll be the most common practical jokes online.
In 2008, the phenomenon was peaking, SurveyUSA poll says more than 18 million U.S. adults (U.S.) see figure Rickroll. Although Rickroll ever become a trend, the figure could easily be doubled.
6. Annual April Fool YouTube
Over the last three years, work on millions of YouTube users every April Fools Day. The reason is a classic, every video on the actual homepage Rickroll. In 2009, YouTube makes the site was reversed.
In 2010, in order to reduce the bandwidth was introduced mode 'TEXTp' that translate the video into text. Let's see what will dilkukannya in 2011.
7. YouTube statistics are astonishing
In February 2011, YouTube has 490 million unique users per month across the world. It is estimated, the number of hits per month to 92 billion pages. We spend around 2.9 billion hours on YouTube per month or over 325 thousand years.
Not to mention it's just statistics to the web site YouTube for videos posted or viewed via mobile devices has not been added.
8. YouTube Social Statistics
Social media-related YouTube stats are very impressive. YouTube said that, on average there were 400 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link. Meanwhile, on Facebook more than the equivalent of 150 years of YouTube video views per day.
9. Videos Most Viewed, Likes and Favorites
Without counting the music videos that have licensing restrictions and are often only shown in the U.S. YouTube, most viewed video of all time is 'Charlie bit my finger' that has hit 283,405,051 and will continue to grow.
If the music video website Vevo U.S. are included, then the winner was Justin Beiber when singing 'Baby'. This video has over 466 million hits and counting.
10. Game Eggs 'Snakes' Easter YouTube
YouTube has a funny easter egg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1IzMb1VrJY&feature=player_embedded) that lets you play the game Snake-esque video window.