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YouTube is massive and enormously popular among worldwide audiences. The video material uploaded to YouTube every  60 days is greater than the content published by the three main television networks in the United States in 60 years. We’re guessing you weren’t aware of this. There are several surprising things that you are unaware of.

Rather than presenting you with the complete collection, we’ve selected the 10 most intriguing facts and structured them for you in a single blog post.

 

#1 The first world leader to create a YouTube channel was a British Prime Minister

Yes, you read that correctly. Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, was the first international leader to launch a YouTube channel in 2007. Many international leaders are now active on YouTube, and according to 2021 statistics, Barack Obama has earned the most favorable response with 1.6 million likes each. India’s Prime Minister is in the third position, with almost 500,000 likes on his 5,555 videos.

 

#2 Every minute, over 100 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube

We’re all addicted to YouTube. There are over 100 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube every minute. One person is unlikely to be able to watch all 58,000 years of YouTube. However, as a group, we put in a valiant attempt. Every month, we view four billion hours of video, which equates to 456,621 years! Isn’t it astonishing?

 

#3 YouTube opened a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use

Want free access to some of the most cutting-edge locations and equipment in the world’s entertainment capital? All you need now is a popular YouTube channel. YouTube channels with over 10,000 followers can reserve studio space and camera equipment for free. The channels must recruit their own staff.

 

#4 The Most Hated Video on YouTube is “The YouTube Rewind 2018” and “The most viewed video on YouTube is “Baby Shark Dance” 

Baby by Justin Bieber was the most criticized video on YouTube for a great many years. In the nine years, it had been online, it had earned almost 10 million “stink eye.”However, YouTube Rewind 2018 surpassed the record in a dramatic way in December 2018. It received 15 million negative votes in its first month of release. On other hand, The most viewed video on YouTube is Baby Shark Dance song by Pinkfong with 8.8 billion views. 

 

#5 YouTube was Started as a Dating Site

This is quite fascinating! Youtube began as a dating website called “Tune In Hook Up.” But destiny had other thoughts for the three founders, and they opted not to take that route. Two distinct occurrences are credited as the most official incidents that led to the foundation of YouTube.The first happened when Jawed Karim couldn’t discover video footage of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” and the second happened when Chen and Hurley couldn’t access film footage of a social gathering due to email attachment limitations. We may express Gratitude that Online storage and cloud storage were not available at the time; else, YouTube would not exist.

 

#6 The most searched sentence is “how to kiss”

There is a large young population of YouTubers, and as a result, it is not surprising what may be the best response for this. Yes, “how to kiss” is the most googled lesson. “How to Tie a Tie” is the second most searched instruction.

 

#7 YouTube generated $6 billion in revenue in 2021, a 49% increase year on year

This may come as a surprise to you but, it is truly the case that it generates $6 billion! Do you want to know more about YouTube’s financial statistics? 

Ryan Kaji was the top YouTube celebrity in 2020, receiving $29.5 million. YouTube video influencers with 500-5k followers charge $315 per video on average. YouTube video celebrities with 500k+ followers charge $3857 per video on average. The majority of YouTube channels are paid $0.5 for 1000 video views. On average, YouTube pays $18 per 1,000 ad views.

 

#8 India leads as the country with the highest number of YouTube users at 225 million

There is now no other site on the earth that is as beneficial for sharing videos or advertising as YouTube. There has never been a website in the last decade that allows us to become popular overnight and earn money online just by submitting videos. Look at the number of users from just one country! 225 million is a big number!

 

#9 The longest video on YouTube is 571 hours, 1 minute, and 41 seconds long. That’s the same as 23 days and 19 hours!

Jonathan HarchickIn Thailand, YouTube was prohibited for 5 months in 2007 owing to a 44-second video depicting damaged images of the king. made and uploaded the world’s longest YouTube video, which clocks in at 571 hours, 1 minute, and 41 seconds. He dares viewers to create a lengthier video. He goes on to say that compression was an issue for him because the site only allowed for 20 gigabytes.

He even added that there was a lot of effort put into this, but only IT professionals would notice.

 

10# In Thailand, YouTube was prohibited for 5 months owing to a 44-second video depicting damaged images of the king

Thailand’s military-appointed government stopped access to YouTube after its owner, Google Inc, refused to remove a video clip criticizing the country’s respected monarch. Thailand removed the ban after the clip was removed. Thailand lifted the ban after the removal of the video.

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