YouTube 10th Birthday

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Me at the Zoo - youtube video birthday

10 years ago today. YouTube’s first ever video was uploaded. Nothing special on first glance but it turned out to be the start of something bigger than anyone could have ever imagined.

It’s had 19.4million views, 223,000+ thumbs-up and (oddly) 11,700+ thumbs down.

YouTube’s popularity is now such that as each minute goes by another 300 hours of video is uploaded to it.

If a picture paints a thousand words then a video must cover a million words.

YouTube has become a marketing phenomenon. When YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim uploaded his simple “Me at the zoo” piece to camera infront of the elephant enclosure, he couldn’t possibly have known the size of the beast he was unleashing.

With over 1 billion monthly users, not only is it by far the biggest video channel, it’s also the second largest search engine in the world.

If you’ve got something you want people to find YouTube is the place to show it. Happy Birthday YouTube!

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