YouTube is a video-sharing website for uploading and viewing videos. It was launched in 2005 by three former PayPal employees and is currently owned by Google, a multinational computer technology company.
Despite being a subsidiary of Google, it does not make any money; instead, they have had to spend hundreds of millions on bandwidth each year so the content creators could share their videos.
First Video on YouTube
The first YouTube video was uploaded in April 2005 by founder Jawed Karim, one of the company’s three founders, along with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. It featured him at the zoo with his pet elephant.
Google Acquired YouTube
In 2006, YouTube was bought by Google for $US800 million, and in 2010 it had an audience of more than 60 million unique visitors per month. The website is available as a free service with ads.
YouTube Premium is the newest type of service that YouTube offers, including ad-free, offline viewing, and background play. It also has original programming, exclusive content, and access to YouTube’s newest features.
It replaces Google Play Music as a streaming platform with its unique perks like listening in the background while browsing other apps.
YouTube provides a platform for creators to share their videos with the world. They can share anything from music compositions to how-to videos to commentary about current events.
Users can sign up and use any of the features that YouTube offers. Features for users include customizing profiles, uploading videos and channels, managing projects from the dashboard, joining in on live streams and chats, converting or downloading video files, subscribing to other users’ content, liking and disliking videos, commenting on others’ content, and providing feedback through surveys.
YouTube also provides a toolbox for creators, which includes tutorials on how to produce quality content on a budget as well as how to develop new ideas into potential series.
Effect of YouTube
YouTube has changed how we watch videos and made celebrities out of many people who have their channels. Individuals and corporations use YouTube to promote themselves in various fields such as marketing, politics, entertainment, or just for fun. As a result, there is controversy over whether these individuals are using this platform responsibly; some have been accused of violating copyright laws or becoming a public nuisance.