YouTube Celebrates 10 Years In Business With A Compilation Of Its Best Moments
May 29, 2015
The video features some of the biggest hits that YouTube has given us over the years, from Keyboard Cat to the Old Spice Guy, to Gangnam Style and beyond, and they even sneak in the classic "Rick Roll" trick. All of this is set to "Alpha Aerobics" by Blackalicious, a popular rap song that had a huge viral resurgence when actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) performed it on a talk show. The last video clip is of the first video ever uploaded to YouTube by one of its co-founders.
YouTube gained so much popularity after launching in 2005 that it was sold to Google the next year for a whopping $1.5 billion. Today, it has over 1 billion users who watch over 6 billion hours of content combined every month. Thanks to advertising revenues and creator partnerships, there are now many people who are full-time professional YouTubers and some have even become multimillionaires.
It's hard to believe that a decade has already gone by since YouTube was born. They grow up so fast, don't they? Yes, the world's favorite way to procrastinate from work/school/life turned 10 years old recently, and released this video to celebrate.