Thirteen years ago, here we are with one of the most visited sites after Google and Facebook; YouTube. With at least two billion visits in a day, YouTube is one of the best-selling and enjoyable companies everyone can visit online. Imagine that lesson on skiing, that tutorial on that hard statistics topic or that funny video you missed on TV and that piece of news you want to repeat. You can easily find them on this platform, the idea of three PayPal workers, Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley in 2005. Here’s some history and how to enjoy watching it at any time of the day
The humble beginning
Jawed, Karim and Steve founded YouTube as they worked for PayPal and on Feb 14, 2005, YouTube was launched. Their desire was to share content online and on 23rd April 2005 they launched their first video, “Me at the Zoo”. This was when the video upload option was integrated into the YouTube platform. The company operated in an office at a garage. But later, some venture firms, Sequoia and Artis capital venture, invested in YouTube in 2005 and after visible growth in 2006.
2006 saw YouTube’s first visible growth. It ranked fifth among the popular websites with over 100 million views daily and with 65000 videos being uploaded daily. It commanded over 60% of the UK online video companies and received well over twenty million views in a month. The company later sold to Google on 13 Nov 2006. By 2007, the internet consumed through it was equal to that consumed by the entire internet in the year 2000.
Between the year 2008 and 2013, many changes took place in the YouTube online company. Here are some of the various changes and developments. It supported full-length videos by 2008 while in 2009 registered a domain that supported videos for the US federal government. In 2010, it introduced online rental services for films and redesigned its interphase to a more user-friendly one. This happened till 2011.
By 2012, it brought new channels into its domain. By 2013 it had become the most subscribed channel by user auto-suggestion. 2007 also saw the dawn of internationalization. YouTube did a lot of localization – making interphase that is usable by specific country. This went through to 2107 big breakthrough with Hong Kong, China.
How to enjoy it
YouTube offers a platform that is enjoyable to all. Some of the best things are the capacity to make social connections through the youtubesocial.com. For those interested in statistics of viewership, they can use the YouTube geobest. YouTube synch tube also provides a platform for viewing great video streams with friends, you can call up friends and have a good watch together.
So much can be done with YouTube, from creating GIFs, finding Easter eggs, creating watermarks on videos, using videos for karaoke, sharing videos at specific timelines and uploading large view on its TV view. Further one can download videos for later viewing if they have a YouTube video downloader app installed on their device. This and much more comes with YouTube.