YouTube Marks One Billion Visitors a Month After Eight Long Years
YouTube is probably one of the most revolutionary sites in the world wide web, today. It has forever changed face of entertainment and pretty much everything else. Youtube has said, over 1 billion people visit the video streaming site every month, now. Now that' a milestone.
The video-sharing website Which was started by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, want online for the first time February 14, 2005 and there was no stopping it from there on. The first ever video uploaded on YouTube was Me at the zoo. The video, uploaded on April 23, 2005 is still there on the site.
The video-sharing site had over 50,0000 users worldwide before it was bought by Google for $1.76 billion in 2006. The site grew up at a phenomenal rate and soon enough, youtube was no longer a startup company. On October of 2011, YouTube had 800 million visitors per month and within a span of 17 months, the site has hit the billion mark. YouTube said nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits the video-sharing site.
Youtube in it's blog post said "In the last eight years you've come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world. Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. Advertisers have taken notice: all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube. And today, we're announcing a new milestone: YouTube now has more than a billion unique users every single month"
"From the aspiring filmmaker in his basement and the next great pop musician, to the fans all around the world who tune in, subscribe and share their favorite videos with the planet, thank you for making YouTube what it is today. You have truly created something special", it added.
The Top 5 of the most watched videos on youtube, happen to be Music videos. Lets have a look at them
Gangnam style by South Korean artist PSY, comes in at number one.
Second in line is Justin Bieber's Baby ft. Ludacris
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor Ft. Pitbull comes in at third
Eminem's - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna at fourth and LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock at fifth
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