From Amateurs to Influencers: The Birth of the YouTube Platform
On February 14th, 2005, YouTube, the largest video platform on the Internet was founded. Since its early origins, YouTube has evolved from a place for amateur videos to a place where original content is shared. YouTubers around the world can now make a profitable career out of creating content. Let’s discuss how YouTube has become one of the biggest social media platforms around the globe.
A Valentine’s Day Treat
YouTube was founded on Valentine’s Day in 2005. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim founded YouTube and were all former employees of PayPal. It all started as a makeshift office in a garage. They were frustrated over the fact that it was difficult at the time to find, watch, share video online.
The first video they posted was a 19-second long clip called “Me at the Zoo” posted by Karim. By September of 2005, YouTube achieved its first one million view video, a Nike ad that happened to go viral. In 2006, Google bought YouTube with a $1.65 billion offer.
Taking the Internet By Storm
Since then, YouTube has grown to be an immense Internet force. By July 2012, YouTube live-streamed the Olympics for the very first time. By March 2013, YouTube reached 1 billion unique monthly visitors.
YouTube now caters to over 75 countries and is available in 61 languages with hundreds of hours of video are uploaded in each minute.
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