The Beginning of Something Special
On the 14th April 2005 the revolutionary YouTube was officially registered by it’s founders, an experimental site was launched with the official launch six months later. Within one year Google bought it for $1.5 billion!
At the time of launch most people weren’t able to stream video but technology was expanding quickly and the the growth of the YouTube phenomenon was rapid.
The First Ever YouTube Video
A buddy of one of the founder members recalls how he unknowingly produced the first every YouTube video ‘Me at the Zoo’ as he was unaware of his friends idea – take a look!
The Power of Video Today
Ten years later online communications is key, video has emerged as one of the most powerful medium and it’s reach through YouTube and social media has brought video to the fore.
In 2006 there were one million viewers per month, watching over 100 million videos on YouTube per day, dominating the market very quickly with 60% of all videos watched online.
Today it boasts more than 1 billion users watching over 6 billion hours of video every month from children laughing to historical moments to old movies…. There’s a ‘how to’ video for practically everything out there you need to know.
Who could have foreseen it’s success and what an amazing bunch of forward thinking guys!
I wonder what the next 10 years will bring in terms of technology!
Happy Anniversary YouTube – Exciting Times ahead!