YouTube is currently the most popular video sharing site. Anyone from any part of the world can easily upload videos to YouTube.
YouTube began its journey on February 7, and is currently one of the most visited sites on the Internet. YouTube was launched that day in San Mateo, California. The 5 talented people that started the journey on YouTube are Javed Karim, Steve Chan and Chad Harley.
( Lets check some information about Jawad Karim. Karim is a young man of Bangladeshi origin. His father’s name is Naimul Karim. He married Kristen, a German-born woman in the United States. Jawad Karim is their first child. Jawad has been involved in various technology activities since his childhood )
In its early stages, YouTube received a $ 1.5 million investment from “Sequoia Capital” to launch its start-up. YouTube later registered its domain name in California in February.
After the domain name registered , Jawad Karim uploaded a video of it on YouTube on April 27th. This video was the first video uploaded video to YouTube. The name of the video was ‘Me at the Zoo’. The length of this video was 5 seconds. The video was recorded at the San Diego Zoo. Later on, YouTube was opened to general users from May.
On September 27, Nike’s video, a commercial company, received a million views as the first million views video. This was basically an ad from Nike that went viral very quickly. The video shows Brazilian star Ronaldinho getting the Golden Boot.
Google bought YouTube in 2007 for $ 1.8 billion to boost YouTube’s popularity and future business.
On June 27, YouTube launched its operations in five other countries, including the United Kingdom. Currently we see some video quality options when watching videos on YouTube.
YouTube will show you the video according to the resolution you set. The best of these is HD mode. This HD mode was first introduced on December 28 by which a user can use the best quality of the video.
Year 2009. From this time on YouTube a lot of changes started to come. Users started using YouTube for many different purposes, not just limited in video uploads. During this time, its volume increased exponentially. As a result, gaming and vlogging channels started to generate profits during this time.
On YouTube, we see many video ads while playing video. This video ad was first brought out in Aid-2010. Then in the mid-2011’s, the average daily views on YouTube rose to 5 billion.What can be done on YouTube and what can be done was often clear to its users.
Those who involved in gaming and vlogging uploaded videos to YouTube found a source of revenue from its video ad. But any ordinary user of YouTube can take advantage of this money.
Year 2011. YouTube joined the broadcast business on April 27 through the launch of its YouTube live broadcast. One of the benefits of YouTube Live is that you can show your channel followers directly what you’re currently doing. With the launch of this live feature, anything could be shown live on YouTube.
Meanwhile Google is not sitting. Google gave more than $ 1 million to content creators to create standard videos for YouTube. The latest updates to YouTube were being introduced to its users much like the television network.
Year 2012. The Olympics began in July this year. For the first time, people from all over the world have the opportunity to watch the Olympic Games live on YouTube through YouTube Live. Also, for a variety of reasons, the year 2012 has a lot of significance on YouTube.
We’ve heard about YouTube’s action so far.It is time to see some YouTube statistics. The following figure shows the number of active users per month by country –
source : statista.com ( report 2018 )
One of the reasons that YouTube got such an active user is that more than 1 hour of HD video is being uploaded to the site in every minute. This number has increased 37 times according to the estimates of 2007 to 2015. In the following figure we will see a small statistic –
Source: Om Malik https://om.co/tag/youtube/
( till 2015 report )
It’s all about uploading video. Now let’s talk about the amount of time these million users spend on YouTube. According to VAB analysis of 2017 users spend an average of 3 hours / 5 minutes a month on YouTube watching different types of videos. While people spend an average of 12 hours watching videos on Facebook, spend an average of 1.5 hours on Instagram and Netflix , just 5 hours on Hulu and 2 hours on Amazon. Lets see the following image:
source : business insider ( vab report 2017 )
Now watch the top few channels according to their activity on YouTube. According to YouTube and Social Blade reports, some of the best YouTube channels are:
1. T-Series ( The number of subscribers is 115 million )
2. SET India ( The number of subscribers is 57.5 million )
3. Ryan ToysReview ( The number of subscribers is 22.1 million )
4. zeetv ( The number of subscribers is 36.4 million )
5. Canal KondZilla ( The number of subscribers is 52.6 million )
6. WWE ( The number of subscribers is 49.5 million )
7. Wave Music ( The number of subscribers is 2.92 million )
8. Movieclips ( The number of subscribers is 30.2 million )
9. Ch3 Thailand ( The number of subscribers is 19.5 million )
So what do you think? It is undoubtedly true that YouTube has taken a very firm position in the video sharing site day by day. Whether anyone can comment on YouTube remains to be seen. 🙂
source : online
source : statista