The History of YouTube

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  • YouTube Founded

    YouTube Founded
    YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in February of 2005.
  • First YouTube Video Uploaded

    First YouTube Video Uploaded
    Titled "Me at the zoo", the first Youtube video was uploaded and now has over 10 million views. The video shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
  • First Promoter Via YouTube

    First Promoter Via YouTube
    Nike was the first to see the potential in promoting via YouTube by having soccer player Ronaldinho dances the samba to promote his gold legend shoes. The video was an instant viral success.
  • Will It Blend Campaign Goes Viral

    Will It Blend Campaign Goes Viral
    Blendtec spent $50 creating a video that the company uploaded to YouTube. The video showed the blender blending a bag of marbles easily. Shortly after and 6 million views later, Blendtec made a name for themselves via YouTube.
  • Dynomighty Design Small Business Attracts Customers

    Dynomighty Design Small Business Attracts Customers
    Dynomighty Design designs unique products such as wallets and jewelry. Seen on Google's blog, YouTube was the platform for sucess. From their first video alone, the small business produce $130,000 in sales.
  • YouTube Launched in 9 Countries

    YouTube Launched in 9 Countries
    Becoming increasingly popular, this video viewing platform was launched in 9 countries worldwide creating even more buzz and interaction through the site with international sharing. Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom each receive their own version of YouTube.
  • Small Business Video Marketing Success

    Small Business Video Marketing Success
    River Pools utilizes YouTube to videos/' >showcase his business expertise</a> for his small business through video and reel in more sales than other leading companies in the industry.
  • OraBrush's Successful YouTube Campaign Launched

    OraBrush's Successful YouTube Campaign Launched
    After 1 year and 17 million video views later, Orabrush successfully goes from zero sales to nationwide distribution in 2011. Only two years later, Orabrush is now sold in WalMarts and Targets nationally. Their success is credited to the funny YouTube videos OraBrush released in 2009.
  • 1 Billion Video Views Per Day

    1 Billion Video Views Per Day
    YouTube reaches the 1 billion video views per day benchmark showing their impact on society just three years after Google acquired YouTube.
  • SquareTrade's "Drop Test" YouTube Campaign

    SquareTrade's "Drop Test" YouTube Campaign
    SquareTrade, a warranty company, created a series of "drop test" videos where they dropped popular electronic devices such as Iphones, Ipads, etc. The videos went viral and help this small business significantly increase their traffic.
  • 4 Billion Video Views Per Day

    4 Billion Video Views Per Day
    [4 billion](outube-global.blogspot.com/2012/01/holy-nyans-60-hours-per-minute-and-4.html) YouTube views per day were announced the same day announced that 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
  • First Video With 1 Billion Hits

    First Video With 1 Billion Hits
    PSY - Gangnam Style was the first video to receive 1 billion views shortly after becoming the most-watched YouTube video in history.
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