25 Intriguing YouTube Facts You May Not Know
YouTube is an amazing website that never fails to entertain, enlighten, and educate us in many ways about all things new and even old. It’s easily the most popular video-sharing website and probably the favorite website of the younger generation. However, the question is how many of you know the names of its founders or how many billions and billions of hours people from around the world spend watching videos on YouTube every month and more details like these? We bet not many of you. So on today’s list we’re offering you the chance to learn 25 interesting YouTube facts that will help you realize what you already know: how awesome YouTube really is.
20. “Mad” Uploading frequency
About one hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. In other words, that means that more videos are uploaded to YouTube in two months than the three major US networks created in sixty years.
15. The first-ever YouTube video upload was shot in a zoo
The first video uploaded to YouTube, titled “Me at the zoo,” made its debut on April 23, 2005. The nineteen-second video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and shows YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. It has more than 16.5 million views as we’re writing this list.
10. The Reason YouTube was born
The idea came to its founders at a dinner party at Steve Chen’s place in San Francisco when due to some email attachment error they were not able to share the videos of the party that night.
5. YouTube supposedly promotes democracy and freedom
Or so the committee of the Peabody Awards thought when in 2008 it decided to award and recognize YouTube for helping promote democracy by acting as a “Speaker’s Corner.”