Wednesday, 29 April 2015

YouTube It

Everyone knows if you want to search for new music, new film trailers, any video sharing....we all head to YouTube

In April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded a video to a new site called YouTube that he helped create.   The World Wide Web was a completely different animal nine years ago - that's like 50 years in the digital age.  We didn't talk about social media, we didn't talk about Twitter yet and Facebook was but a baby among college students.

There were no advertisements tied to the videos back then, no Hashtags.  It was straight up silly videos and nothing went viral for a while.

In November 2006, it was bought by Google for $1.65 billion. 

Vlogging took off and it was the best way of growing your audience and putting a "face to your blog name".

Here are 20 of the oldest YouTube Videos.  Oh boy, you're in for a rip-roaring treat....


Mich said...

Such nostalgia. Remember the llama song? I had completely forgotten it existed until my brother sent it to me a few weeks ago:

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! YouTube sure has come a long way. I love watching live concerts. Saw some Metallica just last night.

Timothy Brannan said...

That is great.

The sad thing? I have been on the net, or some form of it, since the late 80s and I barely gave YouTube a notice back then.


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