10 Fun Facts About YouTube


YouTube is huge. Humongous, even. More video content is uploaded to YouTube in a 60 day period than the three major U.S. television networks created in 60 years. Here are some fun facts about YouTube.

YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google (bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined).

In 2007, it was estimated that YouTube used as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000.

YouTube broadcasts about 1/3 of the U.S.’s multimedia entertainment.

Every second there are 46,296 YouTube videos being viewed all around the world.

In its early attempts to popularize the site, YouTube offered $100 to attractive girls who posted 10 or more videos. The founders didn’t receive a single reply to this offer, which was posted on Craigslist

You Tube reaches more adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.

YouTube is the third most visited website on the Web, behind Google and Facebook.

Since April 1, 2008, YouTube has annually featured an April Fool’s prank on its site.

The most “liked” video on YouTube is “Gangnam Style,” with over 9.8 million likes.

The longest video on YouTube is 571 hours, 1 minute, and 41 seconds. The video is a slideshow of Jonathan Harchick's (the video's creator) trip to Chili in 2009.