Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday YouTube! #10years @YouTube

Today 10 years ago, this 18 second video, "Meet me at the zoo"...

...was the first video ever posted on YouTube. Just under a year later I created my own channel on April 7th 2006. With over a billion users, YouTube has become part of our lives like Google, Facebook, and Twitter - also 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute (Source: YouTube Statistics). YouTube has been very good for me with many of my students using the videos for studying tasks covered in class. As I write, the my channel has 7,806,655 views and 16,232 subscribers. To put this into context, this is a tiny number compared to what other videos and channels achieve - the video above alone has 19,606,483 views!

So happy 10th birthday to YouTube, roll on the next 10 years!

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