2005-2010 YouTube Facts & Figures (History & Statistics)


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Latest YouTube Facts:
  • YouTube was started by its founders in February 2005
    • YouTube.com was basically founded by Steven Chen, Chad Hurley (They were all working for paypal at that time.)
  • The YouTube domain birthday is Valentine’s Day, 2005.
  • Jawed Karim post the firs YouTube video on April 23rd, 2005. Entitled “Me at Zoo” (its 18 seconds long and it has been viewed 3.24 million times), it was created for the friends to share video clips of a dinner party, which were too large to email.
  • Dec 2005 was the official launch date – 8 million videos were watched a day during this time
  • July 2006 – 65,000 Videos were being uploaded per day
  • June 2007 – YouTube launched in 9 countries
  • October 2008 – 15 hours of video uploaded every minute
  • July 2009 – 3D Launched
  • The most popular video on YouTube has been viewed over 196 million times (The number of times Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance video has been played, making it YouTube’s top video of all time. ‘Charlie bit my finger’, a video of two young brothers, comes a close second with over 185 million views.)
  • 70% of YouTube’s traffic comes from outside of the US
  • YouTube has launched a new video channel called ‘YouTube 5 Year Channel’ to mark its fifth birthday.
  • 45,000,000 The number of ‘hits’ YouTube’s front page receives every day.
  • YouTube hits 2bn views a day
  • 1,700 – The number of years that it would take to watch every video on YouTube.
  • 100 – The number of years of video that is scanned by YouTube’s Content ID technology every day. Content ID is YouTube’s copyright fingerprinting system which allows rights holders to block or make money from unauthorised use of their material. It is free of charge and being used by 1,000 content partners globally.
  • 70 – The percentage of YouTube traffic that comes from outside the US.
  • 24 – The number of hours of video that are uploaded to YouTube every minute of the day. This is up 20 per cent from May 2009, when it was getting 20 hours of video uploaded per minute.
  • 23 – The number of countries for which YouTube has a localised service. YouTube has been translated into 24 languages.
2. Star Wars Kid (Ghyslain Raza)
3. Dramatic Gopher
4 Sneezing panda
5. Numa Numa
6. Afro Ninja
7. Evolution of Dance by Judson Laipply
8. Diet Coke + Mentos
9. Ok Go: Here it Goes Again
10. Leave Britney Alone!(Chris Crocker)

2005-2010 YouTube Facts & Figures
(History & Statistics)

1- Infographic – youtube

2- Infographic- YouTube Facts and Figures

3- Infographic- The State of YouTube
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About João Geraldes

Sales & Marketing Manager at Timestamp and University Lecturer. Chairman of the Meeting of O. V. – Portuguese Association of Sales Professionals, Member of the board of Economists number 10723.
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