A Brief History Of YouTube [Infographic]

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YouTube celebrates its eighth birthday on February 14, 2013, and the UK-based production company Shorty Media decided to celebrate by putting together an interesting infographic that chronicles the history of the world’s no. 1 video-sharing resource.

“A Brief History of YouTube” presents a timeline of the site’s past eight years, showing its growth from nothing to over four billion views each and every day. The infographic touches on YouTube’s major milestones, like:

  • The first video uploaded (April 2005)
  • Google’s acquisition (October 2006)
  • One billion daily views (October 2009)
  • Two billion daily views (May 2010)
  • Three billion daily views (May 2011)
  • Four billion daily views (January 2012)
  • True View ads launch (December 2010)

Today, YouTube boasts over 800 million monthly unique visitors, 72 hours of video uploaded each minute, and over four billion hours of video watched each month.

Check out the infographic below and let us know what you think. How long will it take YouTube to reach its next major milestone?

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a seasoned professional with a strong background in growth strategies and editorial responsibilities. Kokou has been instrumental in driving companies' expansion and fortifying their market presence. His academic credentials underscore his expertise; having studied Communication at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), he later honed his skills in growth hacking at the Growth Tribe Academy (Amsterdam).


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