YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform. Users create accounts and upload videos. Most of the content is free; however, there are channels that charge a fee for streaming movies and showing live events.
As of 2014, YouTube reports that over 1 billion unique visitors use its website each month. Every month, over 6 billion hours of video content are watched on YouTube. Every minute, users upload 100 hours of videos to the site.
YouTube is the world's most popular and frequently visited video streaming website. The site's users watch about four billion hours of video per month and upload more than 70 hours worth of video every minute.
Becoming a Youtuber is a simple process. Simply sign up for YouTube and create a personal channel, then upload videos and network with other channels to build a presence on the site and gain popularity.
Most YouTubers don't make money off of their videos, but certain popular video creators make a lot of money through ad revenue. While the actual annual income of YouTube channels varies greatly, it's certainly possible for one to generate more than $1 million a year. In 2014, even the 20th-most-popu
YouTube is a Google subsidiary. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were former PayPal employees, originally founded YouTube in 2005. In 2006, Google bought the video-sharing site for $1.65 billion.
Not all videos on YouTube are free. User-generated content is generally free to watch, but there is a fee to watch some videos on the website; many movies and television shows can be streamed on the site for a price.
As of August 2015, YouTube's most popular videos are made up of music videos from around the world and a handful of viral videos, such as the "Charlie Bit My Finger - Again!" video. The most popular video on YouTube is the "Gangnam Style" music video that was uploaded by Psy on July 15, 2012. As of
Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim founded YouTube on Feb. 14, 2005. YouTube is a free video-sharing site that allows registered users to upload and share videos with others. In November 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion.