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Happy Birthday YouTube: From Zero to 4 Billion Videos a Day

YouTube History on its YouTube Birthday

To show appreciation for YouTube on its birthday (Valentine’s Day), Shorty Media created a wonderful infographic documenting the journey of the YouTube over the past eight years.

YouTube History

YouTube was founded on Valentine’s Day, 2005.

The first YouTube video was titled “Me at the Zoo” (April 2005).

Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in October, 2006.

YouTube broke 1 billion video views a day in October, 2009.

The first full HD was released in November, 2009.

YouTube broke 2 billion video views a day in May, 2010.

Trueview ads were launched in 2010.

YouTube broke 3 billion video views a day in May, 2011.

YouTube reached 4 billion daily video views in December, 2012.

Gangam Style – PSY was the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views.

YouTube Today

800 million+ unique visitors hit YouTube every month.

72 hours of video are uploaded every minute.

YouTube is the #2 search engine (larger than Bing, Yahoo, ASK, and Yahoo combined).

46,296 YouTube videos are viewed every second.

4 billion hours of video are watched every month.


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