When the first ever video was posted on YouTube, nobody could have predicted the huge impact the network would have a mere eight years later.
On 23 April 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded the first ever video on YouTube at 8:27 P.M. The video was shot at the San Diego Zoo by Yakov Lapitsky.
Today, in just one month, the video-sharing website generates more content than all the major movie studios have in the last 60 years. As a result, YouTube has had over one trillion views in the course of its eight-year life.
Jawed Karim’s San Diego Zoo video
YouTube was created in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim (the star of that maiden 20 second video), three former PayPal employees, and their company is based in San Bruno, California.
The YouTube website displays a wide variety of user-generated video content, including clips from movies and TV, along with music videos and amateur content such as video blogs, short original videos and educational videos.
YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005 and it was officially launched in November 2005. The website grew rapidly. In July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day.
In November 2006, the company was bought by Google for 1.26 billion euros. Now, YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000.
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