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Ever wonder how YouTube works?

by Brahim A. APSense Adviser for Social Media!
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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service, created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employeesChad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karimwas bought by Google in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and now operates as one of the company's subsidiaries.
Founded: February 14, 2005, San Mateo, California, United States
CEO: Susan Wojcicki (Feb 5, 2014)
Parent organization: Google (2006)
Revenue: 15.15 billion USD (2019)
Founders: Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley
YOUTUBE BY THE NUMBERS
YouTube has over 2 billion monthly logged-in users
And every day, people watch over a billion hours of video and generate billions of views
Since it first launched in 2005, YouTube has quickly become the number one destination for video content online, attracting over one billion regular users. The Google-owned site gained popularity by enabling people to share their videos with others all over the world, whether its an amusing clip of their pet, or footage of them dancing in their living room.

Its not all about cute cat videos and funny home movies though, as YouTube has also helped people launch careers. For example, pop star Justin Bieber was first discovered when a talent scout saw videos of him singing on the site, and Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has got her own book deal and range of beauty products as a result of her popular video blog, or vlog. You can even earn money directly from YouTube too, as the site shares some of the revenue it makes from companies who pay to run adverts before or over your video.

The popularity of YouTube is mainly down to how easy the website is to use. Videos in a range of file formats can be uploaded as YouTube converts it into its Adobe Flash video format, with the file extension .FLV, for you. This enables the video to be played using YouTubes Flash player, which can be installed on your computer or smart device for free.

Another benefit of YouTube is the ability to embed videos on other websites. By simply copying and pasting a bit of HTML code, you can enable people to watch a video on your own website using the YouTube player. This saves you having to host the video on your site which requires a lot of bandwidth. Bandwidth is the range of signal frequencies needed to transmit data over the internet and you have to pay for the amount you use. YouTube streams vast amounts of data each day, carrying the bandwidth burden for other sites that want to display video.

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