10 Fun Facts About YouTube

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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.


1
YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google (bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined).

2
In 2007, it was estimated that YouTube used as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000.

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

4
Every second there are 46,296 YouTube videos being viewed all around the world.

5
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

6
You Tube reaches more adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.

7
YouTube is the third most visited website on the Web, behind Google and Facebook.

8
Since April 1, 2008, YouTube has annually featured an April Fool’s prank on its site.

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

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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.