Without a doubt, YouTube is the most popular video-sharing platform on the planet.
It would be surprising if it changed in the near future!
Most of us use their website or app on a regular basis, whether it’s to watch cute cat videos or to go from video to video till we wind up viewing conspiracy theories.
These 30 YouTube facts are worth reading no matter how you use it!
- Three ex-PayPal employees created YouTube on February 14, 2005.
- It was originally funded through bonuses given to employees when eBay purchased PayPal.
- On April 23, 2005, the first YouTube video was uploaded. It’s a video taken in the San Diego Zoo of its co-founder.
- YouTube was originally intended to be a video dating site called “Tune In Hook Up.”
- Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in equity just 18 months after it was formed.
- YouTube has over one billion users, accounting for roughly one-third of all Internet users.
- YouTube has created a free production facility in Los Angeles, but only for those with at least 10,000 followers.
- The first cat video on YouTube was uploaded in 1894. It shows two cats fighting.
- Over 100 hours of video are posted to YouTube every minute.
- Grumpy Cat, a well-known YouTube sensation, earned more money in 2014 than Gwyneth Paltrow, an Oscar-winning actress.
- Google is, without a doubt, the most popular search engine on the planet. But YouTube, which is bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined, is just behind it.
- YouTube performs a joke on its millions of users every April Fool’s Day.
- They turned the website upside down and Rick Rolled everyone for their first prank.
- Rickrolling appeared on YouTube for the first time in 2009. In 2008, when Rickrolling was at its peak, nearly 18 million adults in the United States were Rickrolled.
- YouTube users view 6 billion hours of video each month and 4 billion videos each day.
- Saudi Arabia has the most YouTube views, aside from the United States. This is due to the fact that television, Facebook, and Twitter are all banned in Saudi Arabia, but YouTube is not.
- “How to kiss” is the most commonly sought for tutorial. “How to tie a tie” is the second most popular tutorial.
- Music is, without a doubt, the most popular search topic.
- In 2010, the overall number of videos uploaded was the equivalent of 150,000+ full-length movies being released in theatres each week.
- Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, was the first world leader to create a YouTube page, which he did in 2007.
- According to a 2013 research, Germany has banned 60% of the 1,000 most popular YouTube videos.
- On YouTube, the longest video is 571 hours, 1 minute, and 41 seconds long. It’s the equivalent of 23 days and 19 hours!
- The first video to surpass one billion views Adele’s Hello was the fastest. In just 88 days, it had surpassed one billion views.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 received the most views on the first day of its release. In just 24 hours, it received 112 million views.
- One of the first YouTube success stories is Justin Bieber. He began his meteoric rise to stardom by posting covers on YouTube, which were noticed by Usher.
- On Facebook, almost 150 years of YouTube are seen every day.
- In 2007, YouTube was prohibited in Thailand for five months owing to a 44-second video depicting disfigured images of the monarch.
- Automated Content ID, a technology that scans over 100 years of video every day for copyright infringement, is one example.
- Every minute, 400 tweets with a link to a YouTube video are sent out.
- In 2011, 30% of all YouTube videos accounted for more than 99% of all views.