YouTube is a video sharing site that allows users to upload and display video files from their own lives. It has a wide variety of videos available from TV shows to personal home movies. YouTube is a popular resource for people all over the world looking for particular videos. It is a great tool for teachers and students alike as they are able to find, view and share video on particular topics. Unregistered users are able to view videos that are uploaded onto the YouTube site, whilst registered users can upload content onto the site for others to view. YouTube is the most popular and user friendly video sharing site on the internet.
When Was YouTube Created?
The YouTube domain name was activated on 14 February 2005. The idea for YouTube had been in existence since early in 2005. It was founded by three former employees of PayPal, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The first video to ever be uploaded onto the site was titled Me at the zoo. It is a video of one of the founders of YouTube, Jawed Karim, at the San Diageo Zoo. It can still be found on the YouTube site and was upload on April 23, 2005. The founders tested the YouTube site in May of 2005 and found that it was extremely popular. They open the site for official use six months later in November 2005. YouTube took off and logged more than 100 million videos viewed each day by July 2006. At this time statistics showed that more than 65,000 videos were being uploaded on a daily basis. It is the third most accessed website in the internet ranking behind Google and Facebook. In October of 2006 Google announced that it had brought YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock. In November of 2008 a deal was reached between YouTube, MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment and CBS allowing YouTube to post movies and television shows. In 2010 YouTube introduced a film rental service allowing people to hire movies via YouTube. Currently this is only available to U.S Customers.