Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of the posting of the first video to YouTube. It was called "Me at the zoo" and was uploaded at 8:27pm on Saturday April 23rd, 2005. The video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo. It is just 19 seconds long and is only notable since it was the first video on YouTube.
Here are some interesting statistics from YouTube (these and more here):
- 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second.
- Over 4 billion videos are viewed a day
- In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or almost 140 views for every person on Earth
- Created in 2007, we now have 30,000+ partners from 27 countries around the world
- 500 years of YouTube video are watched every day on Facebook, and over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute
- 100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc.) every week