His creators were talented programmers, which in extreme cases can be called yesterday’s students are Javed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen. At that time they already had experience in the PayPal payment system. In their work, they used Flash Video technology, which made it possible to obtain a relatively good recording quality with a small amount of transmitted data. The first video on this hosting was an 18-second video, which was shot by one of its founders Javed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. Now it is clear what the name of the creators of Youtube is, but today they are those are no longer.
YouTube in translation from English means “you’re on TV” The name of this popular video sharing worldwide can be pronounced both Youtube gives users the ability to store, deliver, display and monetize the video. With its help you can download, view, evaluate and give your comments to these or other records. Since its inception in February 2005 until its sale in November 2006, the project has significantly increased its popularity, has become a good entertainment tool, and according to some analytical companies, in particular, Alexa, ahead of the famous social network MySpase. It was in November 2006 that YouTube was bought out by Google, paying to the one who created Youtube and transferred to his name 1.65 billion dollars. And for all subsequent years of the project, the project brought its ancestors about 300 million dollars in profit.
Success in many respects is explained by the fact that the startup managed to occupy an empty niche at the time. Two key points were identified: the emergence of the so-called “personal” social network. On such a platform every fan of the video could put his video and see the already published; meeting the needs of the audience through continuous improvement service.
Initially, the project did not have a commercial orientation, and even when the site’s attendance reached 9 millionusers a day, it did not bring profit to its creators. However, in the future, it began to bring contextual advertising, as well as having a kind of screen savers to famous movies. On advertising in the commercials have the opportunity to earn and the users themselves. According to various estimates, this amount varies from $ 20 and up for every 1000 views.
Today, Javed Karim, Steve Chen, and Chad Hurley have nothing to do with the service and have long left their posts. Chad resigned last in October 2010 and promised to give advice on further development of the resource, if they are needed. He himself is making plans to create a special clothing line for male programmers. In addition, along with Steve Chan, he is the founder of Avos Systems and the owner of the rights to the well-known customizer Delicious content. Today the company is engaged in attracting venture investments and plans to develop a fundamentally new content aggregator, where the creation of its own rss-tape using a large number of resources will be automatic and partly, game.
Today, Google is constantly working to improve and improve the service, develop new applications and services. In particular, users were able to edit video directly from the browser, play videos on mobile devices in the background and offline modes. In addition, you have full access to Google Play Music. However, the project attracted a lot of criticism, because it often broadcasts the video banned by the laws of the countries. At various times, access to the site was blocked by the government of China, Turkey, Pakistan, Dagestan, etc.
Some interesting facts:
- 1.The YouTube domain was registered on the Day of St. Valentina (February 14, 2005).
- 2. If YouTube was a Hollywood film company, it would have enough material to release 60,000 new films every week.
- The United States downloads more videos on YouTube, followed by the UK. Also, US users watch most of the video, in second place on the views – Japan.
- The daily number of video views on YouTube is more than 2 billion
- It takes more than 1000 years to watch all the videos on Youtube (but by that time the videos uploaded to YouTube will be more by a billion).