Video(s) Of The Week - In Celebration Of YouTube's Eighth Birthday!

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We have all become so reliant on YouTube for things ranging from tutorials to cooking tips and of course, entertainment, it appears as though the video-sharing site has been around forever. But believe it or not, it was just eight years ago, on April 23rd, 2005, that the first 20-second video was uploaded on this now popular destination.

Founded by three young entrepreneurs, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, YouTube was a runaway success from the day it was launched and things have not changed since. According to Google Inc. who bought the company in October 2006, hundreds of millions of videos are viewed by people all over the world each day, and over 72 hours of recordings are uploaded every minute!

Of course, some videos are (much) more popular than others. Here are a few that have caught the fancy of the viewers, over the years.

'Charlie Bit My Finger' - With over 500 million views since it was posted on May 22nd, 2007, this video is the most popular non-music video on YouTube.

Gangnam Style - With over 1.5 billion views this of course is the most popular video ever!

The Sneezing Panda - With over 158 million views this cute video of a sneezing Panda seems to caught the fancy of many people.

And finally, the video that started it all - 'Me At The Zoo' starring YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim

Happy Birthday YouTube!

Source: YouTube.com

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884 Comments
  • ANNAThursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:56 am
    LOVE IT
    • FYITuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:55 am
      i love the 1st one
      • KadinWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:28 am
        Happy birthday
        • RayRay7 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:56 pm
          Gangnam style is the one!
          • RayRay7 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm
            The end bit is cool on the first video.
            • charlieWednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:13 am
              ouch charlie OUCH CHARLIE THAT REALLY HURT
              • alienah 5612Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:54 am
                thats coolish.
                • exetremeburger1
                  exetremeburger1Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:10 am
                  Cool 👌
                  • creepydoi23Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:16 am
                    HAPPY B-DAY YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • tsmdakotaz
                      tsmdakotazFriday, October 26, 2018 at 8:26 am
                      cool