The YouTube

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YouTube is a video-sharing website which was founded February 14th 2005. It was created by the three former PayPal employees and owned by Google since late 2006. The company is based in San Bruno, California and it uses HTML5 and Adobe Flash Video technology.

The content on this website is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including Vevo, Hulu, BBC, CBS and some other organization also often some of their material as part of the YouTube partnership program. You do not have to register in order to see videos, but you have to if you want to upload one. All of the users can upload videos up to 15 minutes duration, but those who have good track record of complying with the site’s Community Guidelines may be offered the ability to upload longer videos by up to 12 hours in length. This requires verifying the account through a mobile phone.

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing website today and that proves its quality. If you have an account, you can post comments on videos and give thumb up or a thump down as feedback. Roughly 60 hours of new videos are uploaded every minute and around 75% of these videos are uploaded outside the United States. In April 2011, a YouTube software engineer revealed that 30% of the videos accounted for 99% of the views.

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