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Interesting Facts about YouTube

Updated on August 4, 2014 was Founded in February 2005, by three Ex-employees of PayPal, with the motto of “broadcast yourself”. In 2006 become so popular that Google started to sense the future of video sharing sites and finally decided to buy YouTube in that year with 1.65 Billion US dollars.

Founders of YouTube

The domain name was registered in February 14, 2005, prior to that the three founders of YouTube- Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawad Karim- were employed in PayPal.

Chad Hurley-born in 1977 in Pennsylvania, a US citizen. He has a B.A. in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his work at PayPal, he met the other two YouTube co-founders- Jawed and Chen.

Steve Chen-He was born in Taipei, Taiwan and his family emigrated to USA when he was eight. He received bachelor degree in computer science from University of Illinois. Apart from PayPal, he also worked for Facebook

Jawed Karim- He is a Bangladeshi–American and bachelor in Computer Science at University of Illinois. Jawed uploaded the first YouTube video in April 23, 2005.

Current YouTube Site Stats: 2010

  • Alexa traffic rank-3
  • US traffic rank-4
  • Pagerank-9
  • Bounce rate-24 %( only 24 percent user leaves the site with one page view)
  • Site category-video sharing

Youtube Headquarter

Youtube headquarter, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California
Youtube headquarter, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California

YouTube Facts

  • YouTube use adobe flash video technology to display video
  • CBS, BBC, Vevo provide some of their contents to YouTube as part of a partnership program
  • Registered users can upload unlimited number of videos
  • Advertising model- Google adsense
  • YouTube site interface is available in 34 languages
  • 22% visitors are from US
  • 44 % users are female and 56% users are male
  • Unique visitors: Estimated 101.7 million visit per month
  • Most popular in USA, Japan, India, Germany, UK
  • Over 10,000 partners including Turner, Univision, Disney
  • Hundreds of partners earning over six figures per year
  • More than 70% viewers are from outside US
  • Delicious Bookmark-87,285
  • Total Blog Reference-3,454,924
  • Wikipedia backlinks-166,174
  • YouTube mobile site launched in June 2007
  • Partner program launched in December 2007
  • One billion views per day in October 2009
  • Indian premier league live streaming in April 2010
  • Two billion views per day in May 2010

YouTube video copyright issues

In YouTube, users can only upload videos created by them. Users are not allowed to upload any copyright materials or video clips. Yet, there are numerous copyright clips on YouTube and these videos will not be deleted until copyright holders claim a takedown request to YouTube team. Therefore, ideally no one is allowed to upload copyright videos. Recently YouTube has implemented a copyright video filter system that checks every uploaded video against a list of copyrighted items and if any violation is found then that video is automatically become publicly available.

Rent a movie

This is a new monetizing opportunity where YouTube partners can offer pay-to-view service to its customer for watching their videos. This rental model is still in beta form and only US partner can participate in this program. If you are living in US and want to monetize your video content then you must apply for this program. | Source

3D videos

YouTube has a great collection of 3D videos. If a video has 3D view option, then there will be a 3D button just below the video player. However, you can only see the videos with 3D that the uploader has created in 3D format. To watch videos in 3D mode you need to have a pair of 3D glasses or you can even make a pair of 3D glass on your own -

You can watch 3D videos at

YouTube Leanback

Leanback is a new way to watch YouTube videos in Google TV or in a big screen. This easy control and high quality full screen view, leanback gives the feel of watching YouTube videos or movies in a TV or any wide screen.

Watching high quality video

The normal setting of YouTube player is by default set to low quality. If you have a high-speed internet connection then you can set your playback option for high quality. To change the default play back setting, logon go to your account page and then from “account” option select the “video quality playback “ setting. Now select the appropriate option that match your Internet connection speed and then click on the save button.

How to access YouTube from mobile phones

You can directly access YouTube from your mobile browser by going an Android, iphone, nokia s60 and windows phones support this option. If you have other mobile devices then to see video in your mobile you device must support RSTP and http streaming, otherwise you will not be able to see any video in your mobile browser.

Video chart

This is an excellent way to enjoy high quality and popular videos. You can see the most popular list of videos in different categories. To access the video chart you can take a look at

youtube video
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Shakira in Youtube(high definiton video)

Video Trending Topic

This is an easy way to find the popular keywords used by the users looking for videos. When you enter a particular video category page, at the end of that category page you will see a box” trending topic” with a list of keywords-the popularity of a keyword is shown based on font size-the higher the font size of a keyword in the list the more popular it is than other keywords.

How to join YouTube Partner program

By creating original video, you can earn form YouTube partnership program based on cost-per-impression. There are two types of partnership-individual video partnership (IVP) and YouTube partnership program (YPP). IVP is for individual, whereas YPP is for all the video in an account. IVP is an invite-only program. If you have an uploaded video on your account with thousands of views, then Google consider whether your video full-fill their criteria of IVP partnership program. If you quality then you will receive an invitation email to join the IVP program. YPP program is applicable for all the uploaded videos, you must apply for if you think that your videos are original, have thousands of views, and the contents are safe for family view.

YouTube is not just limited to watching and sharing videos, it is one of the most valuable media to promote a brand name and to make social networking as well. You can learn some other useful aspects of site from about YouTube page.


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    • andromida profile image

      syras mamun 7 years ago

      At present I am just thinking about writing more hubs, one day who knows :).I am planning to make site with useful educational videos.Great to have your feedback.Thanks :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      they are all into computers, the founders. Andromida you can also put up your own, and one day who knows, smile, Maita


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