10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube

Everyone knows YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet, but here are other 10 things you might not know about the famous video sharing site. 10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube

10. The Idea for YouTube was developed after its founders couldn’t find footage of Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

9. The most viewed video of all time is currently Justin Birber’s ‘Baby’. It has over 700 million views, and over 2 million dislike.

8. Founders Chad Hurley , Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, met while working at PayPal. They got the money to start YouTube after eBay bought PayPal.

7. In May 2007 the first known Rickroll too place.  At least 60 million people have been Rickroll’d since.

6. Approximately 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the USA.

5. Everyday, people on Facebook watch around 500 years of YouTube video.

4. The first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. It was a video of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego zoo.

3. YouTube has more than 1 trillion views in 2011. That’s about 140 views for every person on earth.

2. An early version of YouTube was called Tune In Hook Up. It was a dating website that met with little success.

1. Every minute there are 60 hours of video uploaded.

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