YouTube Featured On National Geographic Channel 

The National Geographic Channel did a feature on YouTube tonight. While it was pretty bland, I’m glad I got to see it. I was reminded that YouTube is only 10 Years old  but it has changed world culture.

Co-founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim wanted to have a successful video hosting business in San Bruno, CA. At first, they thought it could be an online dating site. 

The first YouTube video, titled “Me at the zoo,” shows Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and and has been viewed 25 million times over the years. 

The site has 800 million unique users a month and is the third most visited website in the world. It’s available in 76 languages. 

It was bought by Google In 2006 for $1.65 billion. 


“Charlie Bit Me” was one of the first YouTube videos to go viral. It has been viewed a million times.

“Diet Coke + Mentos” is one of the most successful YouTube videos. It has been viewed 18 million times. 

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