What is YouTube?
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.

Who founded it?
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, were the founders of YouTube  and their intention for this website was for users to upload, view and share videos.

How frequently is a video uploaded?

Videos are uploaded quite frequently on YouTube; in fact 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

Interesting Facts!

  • 829440 videos are uploaded each day
  • 900 seconds is the average time internet users spend on it per day
  • Google bought  YouTube in Nov, 2006 for $ 1.65billion
  • The worlds 3rd most visited website
  • The first video has received over 4.8 million views

Who is the Parent company of YouTube?
YouTube is owned by Google as of 2006.

What might explain the popularity of YouTube?

YouTube is so popular probably because it is main stream media’s longstanding model of delivering free material to mass audiences. Not only is it a website to go look at music videos but all sorts of whacky things. The greatest part about YouTube is that no matter whom you are, you are allowed to post any type of creative content on the internet for the whole world to see and you can comment on the videos you do watch and interact with people all over the world. It connects the world with different cultures and arts and information.

What could be some potential positive and negative uses of YouTube?

Some potential positive uses for YouTube can be for education purposes, not just academic learning but also how to videos or to find out about different cultures and art forms through the different types of visuals available on YouTube. A negative way YouTube can be used is by watching inappropriate videos and targeting a certain culture, race, gender or person.



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