• The founder of YouTube

    The founder of YouTube
    Click for more InformationYouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.[7] Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The story of Youtube

    The story of Youtube
    More InformationAccording to a story that has often been repeated in the media, Hurley and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos that had been shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was probably very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story that was v
  • The first YouTube Video

    The first YouTube Video
    For more InformationThe first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.[16] The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site
  • The first public beta

    The first public beta
    ouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005, six months before the official launch in November 2005. The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day
  • The Beginnings of YouTube

    The Beginnings of YouTube
    YouTube began as a venture-funded technology startup, primarily from a $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital between November 2005 and April 2006.[13] YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.[14] The domain name was activated on February 14, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months.[15]
  • Advertisements and shows

    Advertisements and shows
    YouTube entered into a marketing and advertising partnership with NBC in June 2006.[33] In November 2008, YouTube reached an agreement with MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and CBS, allowing the companies to post full-length films and television episodes on the site, accompanied by advertisements in a section for US viewers called "Shows". The move was intended to create competition with websites such as Hulu, which features material from NBC, Fox, and Disney.[34][35] In November 2009, YouTube lau
  • youtube grows rapidly

    youtube grows rapidly
    The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day
  • Google buys youtube

    Google buys youtube
    Click for more InformationIn October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13, 2006.
  • Prank 2008

    Prank 2008
    Information2008: All the links to the videos on the main page were redirected to Rick Astley's music video "Never Gonna Give You Up", a prank known as "Rickrolling
  • Prank 2009

    Prank 2009
    Information2009: When clicking on a video on the main page, the whole page turned upside down. YouTube claimed that this was a new layout.[
  • New YouTube design

    New YouTube design
    InformationOn March 31, 2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface and increasing the time users spend on the site. Google product manager Shiva Rajaraman commented: "We really felt like we needed to step back and remove the clutter."[42] In May 2010, it was reported that YouTube was serving more than two billion videos a day, which it described as "nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined"
  • Prank 2010

    Prank 2010
    2010: YouTube temporarily released a "TEXTp" mode, which translated the colors in the videos to random upper case letters. YouTube claimed in a message that this was done in order to reduce bandwidth costs by $1 per second.
  • New Leader

    New Leader
    More infos about himIn October 2010, Hurley announced that he would be stepping down as chief executive officer of YouTube to take an advisory role, and that Salar Kamangar would take over as head of the company
  • More information

    More information
    In April 2011, James Zern, a YouTube software engineer, revealed that 30% of videos accounted for 99% of views on the site
  • 3 billion

    3 billion
    In May 2011, YouTube reported in its company blog that the site was receiving more than three billion views per day.[23] In January 2012, YouTube stated that the figure had increased to four billion videos streamed per day.[22]
  • google makes changes

    google makes changes
    In November 2011, the Google+ social networking site was integrated directly with YouTube and the Chrome web browser, allowing YouTube videos to be viewed from within the Google+ interface.[46] In December 2011, YouTube launched a new version of the site interface, with the video channels displayed in a central column on the home page, similar to the news feeds of social networking sites.[47] At the same time, a new version of the YouTube logo was introduced with a darker shade of red, the first
  • Prank 2012

    Prank 2012
    2012: Clicking on the image of a DVD next to the site logo led to a video about "The YouTube Collection", an option to order every YouTube video for home delivery on DVD, videocassette, Laserdisc, or Betamax tapes. The spoof promotional video touted "the complete YouTube experience completely offline
  • Now you can pay

    Now you can pay
    In May 2013, YouTube launched a pilot program to begin offering some content providers the ability to charge $0.99 per month or more for certain channels, but the vast majority of its videos would remain free to view
  • Third Rank in alexa

    Third Rank in alexa
    YouTube says that 300 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute,[20] three times more than one year earlier[21] and that around three quarters of the material comes from outside the U.S.[22][23][24] The site has 800 million unique users a month.[25] It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000.[26] Alexa ranks YouTube as the third most visited website on the Internet, behind Google and Facebook.
  • Prank 2011

    Prank 2011
    2011: The site celebrated its "100th anniversary" with a "1911 button" and a range of sepia-toned silent, early 1900s-style films, including "Flugelhorn Feline", a parody of Keyboard Cat.[