Today YouTube celebrated its ten year anniversary. The first video was uploaded and featured YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, an unassuming 18 second video clip titled “Me at the Zoo”.
Ten years on YouTube receives more than 1billion unique visits every month – that’s more than Yahoo, Bing and Ask combined. It is the second largest search engine after Google, and users upload more than 300 hours of video every minute.
It is predicted that by 2017 video will account for 70% of all consumer internet traffic.
Video is rapidly revolutionising the internet itself. It has evolved from being simply a repository for all things weird and wonderful to becoming an integral part of how business and commerce engage with consumers.
Here are the highlights of ten years of YouTube!…