Happy Belated 8th Birthday YouTube

On April 23, 2005, the first video was uploaded to YouTube. It was all of 20 seconds long and was shot at the San Diego Zoo by Yakov Lapitsky. The little gem has more than 10 million views!

Here are some fun facts about YouTube:

  • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages

In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth

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