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YouTube facts and figures

on July 1, 2010 | Youtube | Comments (0)

YouTube has grown into the largest video sharing and video content site there is today.

Have a read over some very interesting facts about the site:

2005

February 2005, the origional founders registered the domain youtube.com

April 23, 2005 – first video uploaded to the site

May 2005 – beta launch

June 2005 – embedding of videos enabled

December 2005 – Official Launch, 8 million video views per day

2006

March 2006 – Content Verification Program launched

March 2006 – Filtering technology created and launched

May 2006 – Video comments launched

July 2006 – 100 million video views per day, 65,000 videos uploaded per day.

August 2006 – Advertising channels launched.

October 2006 – Google acquires the site for $1 billion USD.

2007

June 2007 – YouTube launched into 9 other countries

June 2007 – Mobile site released

August 2007 – In video ads launched

September 2007 – Not-for-profit channels launched

October 2007 – Queen of England launches a YouTube channel

December 2007 – YouTube partner program launched

2008

January 2008 – 10 hours of video uploaded every minute

May 2008 – 13 hours of video uploaded every minute

June 2008 – integration into Sony Bravia TV

August 2008 – captions launched

October 2008 – 15 hours of video uploaded every minute

November 2008 – promoted video available

December 2008 – 720p HD launched

2009

January 2009 – US Congress and Presidents channel launched

February 2009 – Vaticans channel launched

March 2009 – Deal signed with Disney

May 2009 – 20 hours of video uploaded every minute

July 2009 – 3D launched

October 2009 – 1 Billion views per day

November 2009 – 1080p full-HD launched

2010

January 2010 – YouTube rentals launched

March 2010 – 24 hours of video uploaded every minute

April 2010 – Indian Premier Cricket streamed live

May 2010 – Over 2 billion video views per day

Other interesting Facts

Most popular video: Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ 185.39 million views

Speech recognition technology can translate videos to 51 languages

Site has been localised for 23 countries now

70% of traffic comes from outside the US

On Facebook 46.2 years of Youtube video is viewed per day, MySpace does 5.6 days per year.

stats courtesy of website-monitoring.com


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au











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