Quote of awesomeness: “I am still learning” ~ Michelangelo
Youtube, youtube, youtube, how it’s grown these past few years. Let’s go back to the beginning, shall we?
There’s no youtube university….. YET! But, with youtube, you can learn so much from coding, cooking, hacking, how-to’s, about the universe and so much more!! Any gender, color, and ethnicity have the free access to learn and even add about what they know into youtube, as long as there’s wi-fi. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
It was 2005, February 15 when the website, called Youtube, was being built up. Who were the faces behind this, exactly? Three names Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. This idea started when Chad and Hurley tried sending a video with sound to their friends through e-mail. But, then the file was too large that it wouldn’t send which then sparked an idea to create a website where videos could be shared!
Ooooh, I wonder *wink* where could do *wink* that now (hint: Starts with You and ends with Tube).
The first ever video on Youtube was on April 23, 2005, which was posted by Jawed Karim, was their testing video to see if the website worked.
Here is the first youtube video! It’s called “Me at the Zoo” and is only about 19 seconds long. There are about 46,035,660 views and growing as people still come and visit the first ever youtube video. If you scroll down a bit on this youtube video, it’s very likely to see very very very recent comments. This was 12 years ago! Imagine how this literally started a new era.
100 million videos were on the site when Youtube was just one year old! And, on October 9, 2006, Google bought youtube for $1.65 billion.
Awesome Learning Channels to Subscribe to!
- – CRASH COURSE –
In Crash Course, there are plenty of videos on World History, Biology, Ecology, Literature, Philosophy, Mythology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and way more! It’s an awesome channel to learn about so many different subjects in such a fun and entertaining way. Check it out!
- – TED-Ed –
TED-ed is also composed of educational videos on different subjects and they even have riddles to solve. I personally love watching videos from TED-ed because they are very informative and fun at the same time! And, the videos posted here are animated, too!
- – ASAP SCIENCE –
Here at Asap Science, you can find plenty of fun and interesting science videos which are all mostly made from drawings! Here is one of their videos:
- Khan Academy
The videos from Khan Academy have truly helped me and they have various videos on plenty different subjects. I suggest you check this out!
Awesome, right? There are so many things that can be learned with everyone sharing and teaching others through youtube. It’s possible that you could find any tutorial on how to do anything out there, from how to take make puppy food to even building a solar car! You can even post your one videos!
© Elizabeth Anne Villoria
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