Happy 10th Anniversary to YouTube!
Did you know that YouTube turned TEN this year?! Your kids probably watch it a lot more than you do, but you have to confess.. you can’t get thru the day without seeing something thru YouTube – can you even imagine a day without it now? Where would you go to find stupid pet videos and an endless stream of “how-to” videos?
Here are some interesting facts about our favorite video source that you may or may not know:
- 11 months after it launched, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion dollars
- The site now has over one billion users/viewers – most who access the site on their mobile device
- The video with the most comments? Justin Bieber’s “Baby” which has almost 7 million comments to date
- It’s estimated that in 2007, YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire internet did in 2000
- The video, “Gangnam Style” by Psy was the first one to reach over one billion views and currently stands at over 2.2 billion views. But did you know, the video was so popular that it broke the view counter and YouTube was forced to do an upgrade?
- There has been more video uploaded to the site in one month than the three major US affiliates (ABC, CBS, NBC) have created in SIXTY YEARS
In honor of their 10th anniversary, YouTube is currently letting you vote on which video you think has been the best over the years. Most of these are fairly recent, but there are a couple that date as far back as 2008. We’re listing the top picks here and once you’ve watched them, head over to YouTube and vote for your favorite!!
The Epic Split feat. Van Damme
Our Blades are F***ing Great
Guys Backflip Into Jeans
A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square
Ship My Pants
Jeff Gordon: Test Drive
Real Beauty Sketches
Most Shocking Second a Day Video
The T-Mobile Dance
Bad Breath Test – How to Tell When Your Breath Stinks
Like a Girl
Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
So those are the finalists!! Don’t forget to head over to YouTube and vote for your favorite!!
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