Fabulous Friday Fun Facts About YouTube
If you ever want to learn anything about a particular topic, or how to do anything from balancing a ceiling fan to the best way to hard boil eggs, YouTube is your best place to start.
Here’s some facts you might not know about the second largest search engine on the planet.
Fun Facts About YouTube
- Every minute of every day more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. (Source)
- Are you one of the over one billion users on YouTube? If so, you’re part of the one third of all those on the Internet. (Source)
- This 18-second video was the very first upload to YouTube. It’s one of the YouTube founders, Jawed Karim, paying a visit to the zoo.
- The three founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim are all former PayPal employees. And are all very, very, very, wealthy. (Source)
- Google bought YouTube just 18 months after it was launched for $1.65 billion dollars in stock. (Source)
- The 4-minute music video ‘Gangnam Style’ got so many views (2.6 billion) it broke the YouTube viewer counter that had to be upgraded.
- YouTube is available in 75 different languages and covers 95 percent of the Internet population. (Source)
- If 10,000 people subscribe to your YouTube channel there is a production space in Los Angles you can use for free. I currently have a little over 80 subscribers so I have some work to do. (Source)
- Susan Wojcicki rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the creators of Google in 1998. Later she advanced to the position of CEO of YouTube. (Source)
- Who doesn’t love cat videos? The oldest cat video is boxing cats filmed in 1894. (Source)
- Can a Grumpy Cat earn more than an Oscar Winning Actress? YouTube super star Grumpy Cat had a higher income from YouTube videos than Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014. (Source)
Some Final Thoughts
If you have some interesting or amazing video footage upload it to YouTube and you can make big bucks with enough views.
Just one Grumpy Cat video has made over $27,000 in a little over four years. And there are over 30 different ones making money every day.
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