YouTube is 7 yrs old Today!

Me at the Zoo” is the first video uploaded to YouTube on April 23, 2005 showing YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego zoo. The video is 19-seconds long and has more than 8-million hits as of today.

YouTube statistics:

  • there are more videos uploaded to YouTube in one month than the videos produced by the 3 US major networks in 60 years.
  • one hour+ video is uploaded every second or 72 hours per minute
  • 4-billion videos viewed every day
  • 800-millon unique users visit the site each month
  • 3-billion video views monetized weekly
  • 500 years worth of YouTube video viewed on Facebook daily
  • 700 YouTube videos shared on Twitter every minute
  • Singer Lady Gaga’s video was the first to hit 1-billion views in Oct. 20, 2011
  • YouTube was founded by 3 PayPal employees
  • Google’s purchase of YouTube @ $1.65 billion in 2006 has been considered the highest single purchase in the internet.

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