YouTube

YouTubers, the community, and other things!

What is YouTube?

YouTube is a website where you can share videos with others. Those who make and watch videos are called YouTubers. It is slowly growing in the ranks of entertainment, and may soon surpass television for the most popular entertainment outlet.

History of YouTube

YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005. It was bought by Google for $1.65 billion in 2006 and has been run by Google ever since.
YouTube Wiki

More information on YouTube.

YouTube "Stars"

Famous YouTubers (Also called YouTube Stars) are YouTubers that are well known among millions of people. Some have over 7 million subscribers.

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The First Video Ever

The first video to be posted on YouTube was a video called "Me At The Zoo". It was a 19 second video posted on April 23, 2005, about two months after the site was created. The video featured Jawed Karim in front of some elephants.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw&edufilter=MGUNh5NTl7pppt5ddB-duQ