YouTube had its tenth birthday on april 23rd 2015. The first video uploaded, by the founders, was an amateurish video shot at the zoo in front of elephants. A decade later, people all over the world watch million of hours of video, generating billions of views.
The most viewed video is ‘Gangnam Style’, by Psy.
Youtube has 300 hours of video uploads per minute. The website wants more of those videos to be polished productions and are helping provide some production. Thousands of the most popular YouTube creators earn six- figure incomes, through ad revenue and sponsorships. A handful make millions. The company forever changed the media landscape, helping to make viral videos what they are today.