Happy 10th Birthday YouTube
Have you ever thought about how long YouTube has been around?
I know I have and recently I just discovered that YouTube just celebrated it’s 10th Birthday.
YouTube began February 14th 2005.
To most, Valentines day is what symbols this day but to others it symbols YouTube’s creation.
YouTube’s first video was uploaded April 23rd 2005, a 20 second video of a guy (one of the YouTube founders) standing at a zoo chatting about Elephant trunks:
On this day 10 years ago Chad Hurley registered the YouTube domain.
It wasn’t long until a public beta test began with rapid growth.
There were 3 million visitors by the first month after launch, with 38 million visitors by the end of it’s first year.
Later in 2005, YouTube received investment from Sequoia Capital
Only one year later the one and only Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 Billion.
With 300 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute, the future is very bright indeed!
One Productions, a video production company based in Dublin, Ireland created the infograph below, celebrating 10 years of YouTube and pointing out that this Giant is still in it’s infancy….
If you’re a marketer and you use YouTube, I would pay extra special attention to the mind blowing information below….