Key Turning Points In The History Of YouTube

YouTube is prevalent online video site since users watch 4 billions of hour video and upload 72 hours videos worth watching videos every time it is the second largest search engine after Google and Facebook.

Since it was launched in 2005,

YouTube has grown from amateur to distribute original content site.

It played an essential role in the life of Justin Bieber, and Korean star PSY help them to boost their career.

YouTube launched its beta site in May 2005

Wow. How much the homepage of YouTube has developed since its very first one in 2005 is incredible.

YouTube received its first one million-hit video in September 2005

The first video was Nike Ad, where the footballer Ronaldinho is getting is golden boots from Nike. Nike played a vital role to embrace YouTube promotional potential.

YouTube introduced its Partner Program in May 2007 to allow individuals to be compensated for their viral content

That was the first time YouTube provides an opportunity for the user to convert their hobbies into business and earn money. According to the New York Times after one year later, the most successful users were generating income money in six figures from YouTube.

As an example, Michael Buckley was able to quit his job after his show got hit called What The Buck Show, he realizes he is making more money than is monthly salary.

YouTube joined forces with CNN in July 2007 to host the presidential debate for the 2008 election cycle

When elections campaign started out of  16 presidential candidates, 7 announce their campaign via YouTube. In July YouTube and CNN  host, the first presidential debate allows the audience to ask a question through video.

Usher introduced Justin Bieber to the world in April 2009 via a video on YouTube

Justin Bieber baby song is one of the most viewed videos people viewed it more than 820 million times on YouTube. Usher also break the news, Bieber signs the contract with  Island Def Jam records. YouTube won the Peabody award for best electronic media.

YouTube began to do it live in April 2011

YouTube official decided to enter the broadcast business to allow users YouTube live feature user can stream any live event such as weddings, Olympics, and concerts as well.

YouTube starts renting movies in January 2010

Youtube offers users to rent movie they upload few movies in start after getting an increase to rent movies they decided to use movies company Paramount, Sony, and Warner Brothers.

Gangnam Style reached 1 billion views in December 2012 in a little over five months.

PSY Gangnam Style still numbers video on YouTube with 1.3 billion YouTube views.

2012 was a good year for YouTube stats shows people watched 4.3 billions of video content every month.


Who was the founder of YouTube?

Three ex-employer of PayPal called Jawed Karim, Chad Harley, and Steve Chan.

When did YouTube become popular?

In 2005 co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video with the title called Me at the zoo.

What age is YouTube for?

You need to 18 years old but if you are 13 can sign up with your parent permission