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Updated on March 24, 2014

Founders of YouTube

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.[7] Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Ill
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.[7] Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Ill

Getting Started

Look around you today and you realize that many communications applications are right at your fingertips. There are emails, video sharing, instant messaging and voice chat. If you really stop and think about it, our way of communication is technology and without it our communications would be limited to our friends family and people we associate with daily . With technology we can communicate with someone half-way around the world to someone right down the street. We can view wars and celebrations just at the command of our fingertips or by simply speaking into a phone. One of the most popular communication sites of today is none other than YouTube. Developed by three former employees of PayPal (Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim) launched in 2005. This Video site allows anyone to upload a video and share it to the world. Although sometimes I think it might not be a complete good idea for some people to show off their skills. It is, however, a fun way to enjoy your afternoon of viewing. Though the reason for developing such a cool website is unclear, due to the fact that each of the three founders has a different view on why it all started, one thing is clear, people cannot get enough of YouTube.

If you are one of those who have never tried YouTube and want to get in on all the video uploads and fun there are a few things you must keep in mind. First and most importantly, Keep an open mind on things you might be viewing and try not to be sucked into all the stupid of the world. However you really don't have to worry about that if you don't have the Adobe Flash Video player and HTML5 technology. Without this you will not get to view the wide variety of audaciously, awesome videos.

Me at the zoo (first YouTube upload, April 23, 2005)

From the Beginning

In 2005 three friends come up with an Idea to share videos when they are miles apart. $11.5 million in investments by Sequoia Capital and a domain name called www.youtube.com and the world was introduced to most popular website of today. The very first video to appear on this site was called “Me at the zoo”, which shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the Sand Diego Zoo. Although he had nothing much to say the video launches the birth of many video uploads to come.

100 MOST VIEW OF 2013

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Being Introduced to YouTube

Personally I love YouTube. I have discovered a great way to show off some of my skills and learn different technology by watching the many how to videos. Last year I was introduced to YouTube when I decided to post my own videos for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. It was a unique experience and even though my videos did not place I had a great time making them. This year I have already put to the drawing board for my next Doritos commercial and a music video. I recommend everyone grab a video camera and go shoot something and post it for the world to see.

My First Video

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Two Popular Sites for Video Uploads.

Those of you that are Video enthusiast you know that there are two commonly used sites to upload your work. YouTube and Vimeo. Of course this is my opinion but the difference I see in both these sites are that YouTube videos capture the home movie and stupid human tricks along with famous commercials and awkward moments. To where Vimeo is more of an artistic view. Most videos on here strives to be done in a professional way. Where the focus is on depth, lighting, exposure, editing and story line. Not saying that YouTube doesn't have its artistic videos. Because there are a few that capture your heart. YouTube is mostly for anyone from the professional to amateur alike, to where Vimeo is mostly geared to those already in the profession or wanting to become a professional videographer. My suggestion is to try out both sites and decide on your own which best fits your personality and skills.

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