By: Ethan (Lomax)

What, Who, Where and When

Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim created YouTube in February, 2005. They made it in the city of San Francisco, CA. Chad Hurley studied design at Indiana University in Pennsylvania. Steve Chen studied computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Stanford University is where Jawed Karim studied.

The First Clip

YouTube posted their first clip, a 19-second shot of Karim at the San Diego Zoo, that April. The video was called, "At The Zoo."

YouTube is growing

YouTube has over a million users because it is entertaining and interesting. Also, if you have enough subscriptions and veiws you can get paid.

Earning Money

Advertisers pay to have their commercials seen by many viewers. YouTube advertisers pay per view of their ad, with an average cost ranging between $.10 – $.30. On YouTube, there are 4 original types of ad formats. These appear with videos before and between videos, when you search something or on the home page.
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Their headquarters is in San Bruno, California. YouTube doesn't detail the number of employees it has, but a person familiar with the company said it has between 600 and 700 staff members. YouTube plans to increase staffing by more than 30% this year as the Google Inc. video-sharing service rapidly expands around the world. Youtube employees can be executives, engineers, legal staff, among others.

Youtube is Young

It's hard to believe YouTube is only ten years old. The first office was in San Mateo, CA, over a Japanese restaurant. Now there many offices spread throughout the world.

Youtube is Known

YouTube is the world's third most visited website after Google and Facebook. They want to visit because it is user friendly and people hear about it from their friends and in media.

Youtube is Watched

YouTube has a average of 2 billion views each day. They can watch gaming, education, music, TV, Movies (cost), Talk shows and more.

Youtube's Flaw

YouTube has been criticized for encouraging everything for YouTubers to have too much pride and the YouTubers sometimes steal information. My example of the proud is Steve Kardynal.


YouTubers are people who post and edit videos on YouTube. The top 10 most popular are: 1. Pewdiepie (gaming) 2. Smosh (funny videos, songs and gaming) 3. Tobuscus ( gaming and funny videos) 4. FineBros (reaction videos) 5. Sky Does Minecraft (Gaming) 6. Stampylonghead (gaming) 7. Niga Higa (funny videos) 8. Captain Sparkles (songs and gaming) 9. Vanoss Gaming (Gaming) 10. Rhett and Link (talk shows and songs).