YouTube is a service that we all use a lot… Some of us, much more than others, either on the daily or weekly. Despite it being one of the most common app/service people use (depending on where they use them), there’s quite a lot that we probably don’t know about it.
In this piece, we’ll take a look some of the most interesting facts about YouTube you probably didn’t know
YouTube was bought by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion. Google acquired YouTube as a way to combine their search and organization competencies with YouTube’s expansive video library.
The annual cost to run YouTube is $6.35 billion. However, the platform earns Google revenue of $13 billion per year.
As of 2018, the total number of Monthly Active YouTube Users was 1.9 billion, while the total number of Daily Active YouTube Users stood at 30 million.
5+ billion videos had been uploaded on YouTube by end of 2018.
500 million people watch YouTube on their phones everyday.
62% of YouTube users are Males.
35+ and 55+ age groups are the fastest-growing YouTube demographics.
75% of adults turn to YouTube for nostalgia rather than tutorials or current events.
Gangnam Style was so popular that it broke YouTube’s video counter.
Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video has so far managed to generate 10 million dislikes and counting. It’s the most disliked video on the platform.
This is the first video ever uploaded on YouTube:
Here’s an extra cool factor to make you hate your workplace:
YouTube employees have the option of taking a huge red slide instead of using the stairs or the elevator.
Now you know a little more about YouTube facts than you did, you’re welcome