How much do you know about YouTube?
Friends, YouTube is the second largest platform after Google where video is uploaded. And all of you know about it well, but today I will tell you some interesting facts about YouTube that you do not know.
1. Youtube was founded on February 14, 2005 on Valentine’s Day. It was made by Steve Chan, Chad Hurley and Javed Karim. And these three friends used to work together in Paypal. Youtube was initially a dating website, but at present it has become the largest online video site.
2. Google purchased YouTube for 1 billion and 65 million dollars on October 9, 2006, 18 months after its creation. This was the biggest online deal till then.
3. The first video on YouTube was uploaded on 23 April 2005 from a channel called ‘jawed’ at 8 o’clock in 27 minutes. This was the channel of Youtube’s co-founder ‘Javed Karim’. The 19-second video had the title ‘Me At the Zoo’, which was shot by his friend Jacob in the San Diego Zoo, and this video is still on YouTube.
4. There is a place named ‘YouTube Space’ in 10 cities of India including Mumbai, where more than 10,000 subscribers can go and create their own videos. There is a green screen to sound stages and a variety of facilities.
5. The lady who gave Larry Page and Sergey Brin a garage to make Google a Google in 1998, later became the CEO of YouTube. The name of this woman was ‘Susan Wojczyk’.
6. ‘Gangnam Style’ was the first such video that had failed YouTube’s counting system. It was that YouTube designed its system for 32-bit, in which 2,147,483,647 views could be counted because YouTube did not have thought that a video would ever be able to reach even here. However, now it has been increased to 64-bit, in which 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views can be counted.
7. There are 3 countries in the world where YouTube is banned: China, Iran and North Korea.
8. YouTube is available in 76 countries with 88 languages in the world.
9. The oldest video uploaded on YouTube is from 1888. This 2.11-second video was shot by Lewis Lynn Prince of England in ‘Roundhay’, so this video is known as “Roundhay Garden Scene”. It is also considered the oldest video in history.
10. The most visited video on Youtube: “Despacito”. This is a song which was seen 6 billion times 12 million times before writing the post.
11. The largest channel in YouTube is: “PewDiePie”. Up to 9 million 4 lakh subscribers until the post was written. After this, India’s largest channel T-Series is on number one.
12. YouTube’s longest video was 596 hours 31 minutes and 21 seconds. Which was later deleted, this video was titled, The Longest Video On YouTube If you look at it constantly, it will take 25 days