Happy Birthday YouTube!

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Today, YouTube celebrates eight years of existence. Happy Birthday YouTube! The biggest  video-sharing website in the world, was created by 3 former PayPal employees on 14 February 2005. $11.5 million  was YouTube primarily investment from Sequoia Capital between November 2005 and April 2006.  In November 2006, YouTube was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion, and now is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

Some of YouTube’s most important milestones:

Foundation date: February 14, 2005
First video: “Me at the zoo”
Full HD released: November, 2009
Passed 2 billion video views a day: May, 2010
Reached 4 billion video views: December, 2012
– PSY’s, Gangam Style was the first video to reach 1 billion views – December, 2012
YouTube is the second largest search engine (bigger than Bing, Yahoo, ASK and Yahoo all combined)
4 billion+ hours of video viewed each month
800 Million+ monthly unique visitors

 

A brief history of YouTube you can see in the Happy Birthday YouTube Infographic below:

 

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Source: Shortymedia

 

Adi Domocos is the Founder of Hot in Social Media. After working for several years in different international companies from Marketing Manager to Country Manager, he decided to launch a site in a field he really loves: Social Media Marketing. He’s a social guy who tries to help and cheer up those around him. You can follow him on Google+ , Twitter and LinkedIn