YouTube is mostly not the first website we think about when we spare a thought for social media. Most of us seem to focus on the Twitters, Facebooks, and Instagram of this world but YouTube surely has its usefulness as well. To highlight things you did not know about the video platform, here are 20 facts about YouTube you should know.
1. You can’t access youtube in China, Brasil, Turkey or Bangladesh as at the time of writing this article.
2. The longest clip on YouTube was by Jonathan Harchick and it lasts 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds
3. 13 years ago, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in stocks, however, just 1 year and six months after they created it.
4. On a monthly basis, 800 million special visitors use YouTube, and that is a higher population of Europe.
5. LA police arrested Cyrus Yazdani 11 years ago after he shared a clip of himself vandalizing some places. Hence that’s the power of the platform.
6. The first clip on YouTube that reached one million views was a Joke advertisement with soccer star, Ronaldinho titled “Touch of gold.”
7. 9 years ago, if you decided to view every clip on YouTube, you will need 1,700 years to make that happen.
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8. 6 years back, 10 years of content was uploaded on YouTube, on a daily basis.
9. 10 years ago, the video quality on YouTube was amazing, and thats because the complete HD video option was released in 2009.
10. When it comes to search engines, YouTube is 2nd after Google. It is bigger than Yahoo, Bing and Asks put together.
11. The very first version of YouTube was named Tune In Hook, and it was a data website. It was later decided that they should concentrate on a type of clips, but instead, they should feature various types of them.
12. Steven Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim founded youtube and the first clip uploaded on the website involved Steven Chen. The video was titled “Me at the zoo.”
13. The founders of youtube worked together at PayPal. Their logo designer was even Chad Hurley.
14. Gangnam Style holds the record for the first YouTube clip with one billion views. This is one of the to facts about youtube.
15. Years back, Time Magazine was quoted as saying “YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred“.
16. YouTube has over ten thousand partners for advertising, and this includes Chanel 4, Turner and Disney.
17. Rebecca Black’s “Friday” jam was the most hated song on YouTube. And it attracted 3.1 million dislikes before YouTube removed it.
18. An average YouTube visitor is making use of the website fourteen times monthly.
19. 70% of YouTube’s traffic is from America.
20. You ate able to watch complete-length films on YouTube. About seven thousand of them are there for your viewing pleasure.
These may not be all. Definitely there are more stranger facts about youtube you may not know. However this is a comprehensive list of 20 fascinating facts about Youtube. If you have knowledge and other interesting facts about Youtube not mentioned in this article, feel free to share them with us. Please don’t forget to share the article through the social channels.