How did Youtube become to be so popular?
Even before the rise of YouTube as a central hub for video, we’ve been obsessed as a culture with sharing funny and amazing videos with our friends.
While most videos get a couple views and fade into the background, a select few not only gain tens of millions of views, but make a lasting impact on culture as well.
These videos quickly become Internet memes that nobody can ever seem to stop talking about.
From the Dancing Baby of the 1990s to the phenomenon that is Susan Boyle, the web has seen its share of viral video sensations.
All this has been possible due to the popularity of Youtube!
YouTube is a video sharing website on which registered users can upload, share, and non registered users view videos, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005.
The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.
Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, BBC, Vevo, Hulu and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program.
Unregistered users may watch videos, and registered users may upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos that are considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users 18 years old and older.
In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion, and now operates as a subsidiary of Google.
Youtube bases it’s concept on anybody can upload a video, anybody with a little know how and the use of a video camera can create a online movie.
This was really brought light years forward by built in Camera’s on mobile phones, it really is that easy to video, create, edit and upload a video for the masses!
YouTube has come to define the era of online video, Justin Bieber still at number 1 with Baby, which recently become the first video to earn a half a billion views! Bieber and Eminem between them make up half of the top 10 most watched videos on Youtube!