A Brief History Of YouTube: From Zero To Four Billion+ Video Views A Day
- Feb. 2005: It all begins... (YouTube founded).
- Apr. 2005: First video uploaded. ("Me At The Zoo").
- Oct. 2006: Google buys YouTube. (...For $1.65 billion).
- Jun. 2007: Launched in nine countries. (...Including the UK).
- Dec. 2008: HD video launched. (Channel 4 partnership).
- Oct. 2009: One billion daily video views. (That's 11.574 per second).
- Nov. 2009: Hull-HD launched. (1080p HD).
- May 2010: Two billion daily video views. (That's 23.143 per second).
- Dec. 2010: TrueView ads launched. (A new kind of ad).
- May 2011: Three billion daily video views. (That's 34.722 per second).
- Dec. 2011: Site gets major redesign. (First major update).
- Jan. 2012: Four billion daily video views. (That's 46.296 per second).
- Dec. 2012: First video hits one billion views. ("Gangnam Style" - PSY).
So where is your YouTube today?: How far has YouTube come over the years?
- Now: 800 million+ monthly unique visitors. (That's more than the entire population of Europe).
- Now: 72 hours+ video uploaded per minute. (That's over a decade of content every day!).
- Now: One million+ partner program members. (That's more than the entire population of Delaware).
- Now: #2 search engine. (Bigger than Bing, Yahoo, Ask and AOL combined!).
- Now: Four billion hours of video viewed each month. (That's over 450.000 years of video viewed each month!)
Theese numbers are approximations and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate | Produced by: ShortyMedia | Disclaimer: This infographic was created with no affiliation to YouTube.com or Google.com | Sources:
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