Sunday, July 15, 2007

YouTube Story

Most of use You Tube , but do you know atleast who founded it or how was it founded. Let's look a t the full story.

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees Jawed Karim , chad, chen.Chad Hurley, Steve Chen

got the idea for Youtube when, after a dinner party at Steve's San Francisco apartment. They taken some video's of the event had wanted to share it . They had Problem sharing videos of the event. This event sparked the idea of a creating a video sharing tool.

No company, of course, is ever founded in a single moment, and YouTube evolved over several months. The acutal credit for YouTube goes to a Wired Magazine article about BitTorrent by Clive Thompson in the magazine’s January 2005 issue. The story included the calculation that 867,000 people watched Jon Stewart’s brilliant on-air harangue against Crossfire, while three times that many saw it online. Karim says he was captivated by the idea of an emerging clip culture.

Witnessing the boom of online grassroots video, realized the need for a decent service that made the process of uploading, watching and sharing videos hassle-free. The confluence of broadband penetration, Flash 7, digital cameras and phones, and cheap bandwidth also contributed to the YouTube’s birth .They registered the domain on February 15th, 2005 and developed the site over the following months from a garage in Menlo Park. In May 2005 they launched in a public beta.

First video was uploaded on April 23, 2005 by Karim, it shows Karim himself standing in front of elephants at the zoo. “The cool thing about these guys it they have really, really, really long trunks,” he says. That’s about it.

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