The interesting things you may not know about YouTube

The number of videos on YouTube is a huge number. The number of videos uploaded to YouTube within only 60 days is the number of videos which three major US television company created in … 60 years. And Here are 8 interesting things about YouTube, but you may not know, such as a first YouTube video which is film about elephant stables.


1.The PayPal’s role in the creation of YouTube

YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. Three founders knew each other in the PayPal Internet. In fact,  Hurley design PayPal’s logo after reading a Wired article about the online payment company, and email to find work. In the initially, YouTube funded by bonuses received after eBay acquired PayPal. Maybe if there isn’t PayPal, there would be no YouTube.

2. YouTube has derived which is a dating site.

The trio founding  did not give the concept YouTube instantly. YouTube began as a dating site called “Tune in hook ups”.

3. YouTube caused problems for Utube

YouTube’s domain name is registered on Valentine’s Day 2005. This caused a huge misunderstanding for Universal Tube & Rollform headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio which has domain name is “”. And to avoid confusion, they had to change their domain name to “”.


4. The first YouTube video is the film about elephant stables

The first video was posted on YouTube was shot by Yakov Lapitsky zoo in San Diego, USA. In specific, It firmed the founder Jawed Karim standing in front of the elephant cage. This video was published on the day 23.04.2005, attracted 4,282,497 views.

5. The first Rickroll

Rickroll is a kind of trick that you give a link to other people but actually that link leads to another page. There is the first Rickroll is since 2007. That’s the music video “Never gonna give you up” by Rick Astley – a hit song at the time.


6. The Joke Day “April Fools” YouTube annual.

Since 3 last year, YouTube has trapped millions of users in the day “April Fools”. The first time was Game Rickroll. All the videos on the YouTube homepage that day are Rickroll. In 2009, YouTube upside website and 2010, the color on the video were converted into letters. What will YouTube do in the “April Fools” this year, huh?

7. Data about YouTube.

To February 2011, YouTube has 490 million unique users per month worldwide, and about 92 billion page views per month. Within one month, we use the 2.9 billion hours on YouTube – is more than 325,000 years. In addition, those numbers are only calculated on the YouTube homepage, excluding the embedded videos on other sites or watch videos on your phone.

8. Social Data about YouTube.

Youtube social data is really impressive. In data, there are about 400 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link. And On Facebook, in every day, the total length of YouTube videos are viewed is more than 150 years.