Ever since Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim created Youtube in 2005, it has been growing into the most powerful online video sharing site, enabling millions of people to share their stories with the world. The founders, who all met while working at Paypal, created Youtube because they wanted to share videos from a dinner party with friends and their email programs couldn’t handle the large size video files.
As with other successful tech stories, like Facebook, Google and Microsoft, the creation of the site came to life from a basic need as consumer and from when the site was launched, it was quickly turned into a big hit by simple word-of-mouth.
The first video featured on Youtube was uploaded by Jawed – a small clip showing him at the Zoo
I found this infographic compiled by Website Monitoring. It shows all the facts and information about Youtube into the five year old timeline: