Started in May of 2005, with an objective to offer users with an option to upload easily and share videos with each other, YouTube has largely been successful in the said objective.
In the last 5 years, the site has grown to become the most visited video site in the world, with over two billion views daily. In every single minute, people upload more than 24 hours of video footage. YouTube history is well presented in the following video:
YouTube is localized in 22 countries in 24 different languages. It receives 70 percent of all its video uploads from outside the United States these days. The most popular video on YouTube is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, with over 200 million views – posted below: