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Youtube History and Facts

By Edited May 14, 2016 0 0


Question: How many Videos are available on YouTube?

 Here are a couple of interesting figures concerning YouTube:

  •  Total amount of YouTube video clips - around 120,000,000
  • Number of video clips submitted each day - about 200,000
  • Time needed to view every one of the video clips - more than 600 years
  • Number of video clips viewed each day - more than 200,000,000
  • Amount of content material submitted every single minute - 13 hours
  • Number of accounts on YouTube - more than 300,000,000
  • Percentage involving video clips breaking copyright laws - more than 12%
  • The top rated types of submitted video clips - music 20%, Entertainment 15%, people/blogs 14%, humorous 13%, Sports 7%, informative 6%, vehicular 5%, movie 5%
  • The supply of video clips - amateur 80%, qualified (indicating “partners”) 15%, commercial/corporate 5%
  •  Top nations posting video clips - United States of America 35%, United Kingdom 7%, Philippines 4%, all of these countries have close to 3%: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey.
  • Amount of bandwidth utilized - comparable as for the complete internet throughout the year 2000.


The most popular websites on the whole internet

#1 Yahoo, #2 Google, #3 YouTube, #4 Facebook


YouTube was introduced by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley along with Jawed Karim out of a garage area in Menlo Park. The creators evolved into millionaires after they sold their creation for 1.65 billion dollars to the internet search engine Google. In accordance to their fact sheet, YouTube was launched in February 2005, as a getaway to view and share unique video clips throughout the world over the Internet. People can upload and share video clips on YouTube and YouTube allows video embedding that enables YouTube video clips to be placed on non-YouTube internet pages.

YouTube Creator - Steve Chen

Steve Chen was born in 1978 in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States of America while he was 15. He was educated at the University of Illinois and immediately after graduating found employment at PayPal, where he met his fellow YouTube co-inventors and co-founders Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. At this time, Steve Chen serves as the principle Technological innovation Specialist at YouTube.

YouTube Inventor - Chad Hurley

Born in 1977, Chad Hurley acquired a Bachelors diploma in Fine Art from the University of Pennsylvania and was later employed eBay’s PayPal department. At the moment, Chad Hurley serves as the principle Executive Officer at YouTube and is considered an expert at graphical user interface layout. As a sidenote: Hurley created Paypal's brand logo design.

YouTube Inventor - Jawed Karim

Jawed Karim also previously worked at Paypal, where he meets up with his future business partners. Nevertheless, Karim has additionally pursued a professional education at Stanford University and is regarded as the elusive member of the group of three. As outlined by Jawed Karim the motivation for YouTube originated from the halftime faux pas determined by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, when Janet’s breast was mistakenly uncovered. Karim couldn't easily find that video clip on the internet and then the several others. Not an issue he'd have today.

Who would have thought that this community will become so big in the coming future, in the beginning it was all just started to share some videos over the internet and now everyone is connected with each other somehow.

No idea is stupid or small, every idea is worth sharing….



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