YouTube Turned 9 Today. Yes, It’s Only Been 9 Years.

Can you remember a world without YouTube?  It wasn’t all that long ago; nine years today to be exact.

Today, over a hundred hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. A billion people view YouTube content every month. To put it another way, viewership is equal to every person on Earth watching at least one hour of video every 30 days.  And let’s not forget that YouTube is the biggest source of on-demand music anywhere in the known universe.

Now the big question: what was the first video posted to YouTube nine years ago today? This one by co-founder Jawed Karim  at the San Diego Zoo.

Billboard has more on YouTube’s 9th birthday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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