25 Things You Didn’t Know About YouTube

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25 Things you didn’t know about YouTube

Over the years YouTube has become one of the most entertaining sites on the web, where you can get lost in tons and tons of fun or educating videos. Here are the 25 things you didn’t know about YouTube!

There is nothing that you can’t find on YouTube, from funny videos to “how to” videos that teach you almost anything. The site is now touching a vast variety of people.

If you’re searching for some music, or some cats that are napping, let us tell you that YouTube has become the perfect place for video entertaining.

But, not many people know that at first, the site was designed for dating purposes. This is just one interesting fact among many of them that we are gonna present to you today. These are the 25 things you didn’t know about YouTube!

1. This popular site was founded by Steven Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, and the first video that was uploaded on YouTube was with one of the founders, Steven Chen at the San Diego Zoo, and it is called “Me at the zoo”.

Things you didn't know about YouTube
Me at the zoo; via www.youtube.com

2. The founders knew each other from working together at PayPal. In fact, the person who designed their logo was Chad Hurley.

Things you didn't know about YouTube
PayPal Logo; via www.youtube.com

3. In 2006 YouTube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion in stocks, only 18 months after it was created.

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Google logo; via pichost.me

4. As a search engine, YouTube is on the second place after Google, and it is bigger than Yahoo!, Bing and Ask combined.

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YouTube logo; via www.clickcom.com

5. Cyrus Yazdini was arrested by the L.A. police in 2008 after he posted on YouTube some videos with him vandalising some places. So, next time be careful what you are posting on YouTube, you never know who is watching!

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Police car; via www.flickr.com

6. The first video on YouTube that hit 1 million views, was a Nike ad with Ronaldinho, called “Touch of gold”.

Things you didn't know about YouTube
Ronaldinho; via www.dailymotion.com

7. As of 2010, if you suddenly decide that you wanna watch every video on YouTube, it would take you 1,700 years to do that.

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YouTube; via marketingland.com

8. In 2013, a decade of content was uploaded on YouTube, every day.

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YouTube; via www.youtube.com

9. 2009 was a great year for the video quality on YouTube, because that was the year when the full HD option was released.

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YouTube; via wallpaperscraft.com

10. Every month 800 million unique visitors are accessing the YouTube page, which is more than the population of Europe.

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Traffic arrow; via www.seoclerks.com

11. The first version of YouTube was called Tune In Hook Up, and it was a date site. They later decided that they didn’t want to focus on a single type of videos, but rather the site should feature different types of them.

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Young couple drink coffee; via www.huffingtonpost.com

12. In some countries such as China, Brasil, Turkey or Bangladesh, YouTube is blocked.

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YouTube; via www.youtube.com

13. The longest video on YouTube is a slideshow made by Jonathan Harchick, and it has 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds.

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YouTube; via www.tdcvideo.com

14. The first video on YouTube that hit 1 billion views was “Gangman Style” overtaking Justin Bieber’s video “Baby”.

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Gangman Style; via www.youtube.com

15. Time Magazine once said: “YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred“.

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YouTube Comments; via www.youtube.com

16. You can watch full-length movies on YouTube. There are 7,000 of them.

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YouTube Movies; via www.techgyd.com

17. The most disliked video on YouTube was Rebecca Black’s “Friday” song, which was disliked by 3.1 million people before it was removed.

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Rebecca Black; via www.youtube.com

18. An average YouTube user, is accessing the site 14 times in a month.

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YouTube logo; via thenextweb.com

19. The U.S. contribute with 70% of the YouTube traffic.

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YouTube; via www.ordoh.com

20. They have more than 10,000 partners for advertising, including Chanel 4, Turner and Disney.

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YouTube logo; via radiocluj.ro

21. The number of advertising ads on YouTube, increased with 1,000% in the last year.

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YouTube page; via wearecore.co.uk

22. There is no other video site that has as much HD videos content as YouTube.

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YouTube HD; via wallpapers111.com

23. Some of the most subscribed channels on YouTube are Machinima, CollegeHumor, PewDiePie, Fred and Smosh.

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PewDiePie channel; via www.youtube.com

24. “Charlie bit my finger” is the most watched non-musical video on YouTube.

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Charlie bit my finger video; via www.youtube.com

25. YouTube has some fun Easter Eggs for you. If you pause a video, and then click the left and up arrow, voila, you can now play Snake!

Things you didn't know about YouTube
YouTube snake; via www.youtube.com

Thank you for reading our today’s article about 25 things you didn’t know about YouTube, and we hope you enjoyed it!

So, do you remember what was the first video that you have watched on YouTube? For any other opinions, leave them in the comment section below!

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