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First video uploaded on YouTube

15 years ago!

Fifteen years ago Today (April 23), the very first video was uploaded to YouTube. The video was uploaded by Jawed Karim, titled “Me at the zoo”. Jawed Karim (username: jawed) is one of the original co-founders of YouTube. The video was recorded by his high school friend Yakov Lapitsky. Jawed had just created his YouTube account earlier that day.

YouTube has come a long way since then. It is estimated that the platform’s users upload more than 500 hours of fresh video per minute, that is 720,000 hours of new content per day!

More facts about Youtube:

  • Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day
  • YouTube gets over 30 million unique visitors per day
  • As of 2020, 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV
  • More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices
  • 38% of users are Female and 62% are Male
  • Approximately 20% of the people who start your video will leave after the first 10 seconds. **If you are a content creator, create a good intro!

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