Yesterday, on February 17, the most popular video hosting service celebrated its anniversary - YouTube turned 5 years old. This is one of the most visited resources on the Internet. But it is still far from commercial success.
YouTube created by three former employees PayPal. The project was launched in February 2005. By the middle of 2006, the number of clips had reached 65,000. The numbers speak well of the popularity of the service - one billion views per day, which is equivalent to 11,574 views per second. And these numbers are steadily growing.
Since then, not only has the number of uploaded videos increased, but so has the quality of the videos, with the possibility of using high-definition (HD) video. Some manufacturers of cameras and camera phones even provide for their products the possibility of directly uploading footage directly to the service.
The popularity of the service is increasingly being used by various companies. Thus, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, the company Toyota, when its products had problems with the gas pedal, recalling a defective batch, posted an apology video to YouTubewhere it was viewed by tens of thousands of viewers. There is an opinion that in the future the service can significantly replace the usual television.
That's just to maintain the performance of this splendor, huge costs are required, which is why YouTube is still a losing business. And there is no reason to improve this situation yet.