YouTube

YouTube

YouTube is the most popular website for free online, streaming video. Originally created by three former PayPal employees in 2005, the site was quickly bought out by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion. Some videos have generated hundreds of millions of views, with music videos and viral hits like 'Charlie Bit My Finger' topping the list.

About YouTube

The first video uploaded to YouTube was of founder Jawed Karim at the Zoo. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005. You can still view it today.

YouTube’s impact has been felt far and wide, getting the word out on many topics. One of the most memorable YouTube videos is of Susan Boyle blowing away Simon Cowell and the World on Britain’s Got Talent. All it took was one tweet by Demi Moore and Susan received over a million hits.