Unknown Facts about YouTube

Unknown Facts about YouTube

Unknown Factsabout YouTube

YouTube is the most popular video-sharingplatform in the world and the second most visited website after google.com. Ithas become a major part of our lifestyle because it is a source of freeentertainment and infotainment. An average person spends around 20 minutes aday on YouTube and videos uploaded on YouTube in a period of 60 days is waymore than any television network has created in the last 60 years.

Well, there are a lot more amazing facts,stats and data about YouTube which most of you don't know. We have collectedsome interesting facts about your favourite video sharing platform which youmight want to know.

  • YouTube started on Valentine's Day

This might be the most astounding factabout YouTube that the domain Youtube.com was purchased on Valentine's Day 2005because it was started as a dating platform but then transformed into a videosharing platform. Its first video was uploaded by the co-founder Jawed Karimafter 2 months of its launch.

  • PayPalfunded YouTube

Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim thefounders of YouTube were also the ones who worked for PayPal and after PayPalwas sold to eBay they used their share of money to build YouTube.

  • GoogleOwns YouTube

YouTube was sold to Google in October 2006for $1.65 billion and it looked like a lot of money that time but it wasnothing when compared to the worth of YouTube now.

  • Thereare almost 98 versions of YouTube

Due to the localize market program morethan 98 countries have their own version of YouTube. Most recent version ofYouTube were launched in January 2019 in Uruguay, Honduras, El Salvador, CostaRica, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia

  • FirstVideo to 1 Million Views

Ronaldinho's football tricks were thefirst-ever video to cross 1 million views. It was a treat for football fans towatch the famous Brazilian forward and one of the all-time greats of the gameshow his tricks. This video was uploaded in the year 2005 and was produced byNike.

  • FirstVideo to 100 Million Views

Avril Lavigne's hit song 'Girlfriend' wasthe first-ever video to cross 100 million views in the year 2008. I was saidthat the views were fake and it was done by Lavigne's PR team, butnevertheless  it became the first videoto cross 100 million mark.

  • FirstVideo to 1 Billion Views

Do you remember PSY's Gangnam Style? It wasthe first video to cross 1 billion views and became a global hit. You must haveremembered those weird but awesome steps of the song. This singer from SouthKorea rose to the heights of stardom with this song and UN called PSY a "forceof world peace."

  • HighestVideo Views on YouTube Till Now

The famous and globally hit song Despacitoby Luis Fonsi is the current holder of the highest video views on YouTube. Thissong was a blockbuster hit in more than 47 countries and it was the firstSpanish song after Macarena to be on the top in the US.

This song also hold the record of fastestto 1 billion video views which is in 97 days as PSY's Gangnam Style took almost5 months to reach 1 billion.

  • Highestnumber of Subscribers on any YouTube Channel

T-Series, a record label and movieproduction house in India has the highest number of subscribers on YouTube i.e.114 million. After T-Series, the famous YouTuber PewDiePie has the highestnumber of YouTube subscribers i.e. 101 millions. T-Series produces content likemusic videos, movie trailers and clips and even behind the scenes of somemovies.

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