Are you a youtube fan?
Have you ever posted a youtube clip?
Yes and Yes
I remember watching the clips before google bought them. Google paid 1.65 billion for it. That's amazing.
The first clip, 19 seconds long, was posted on April 23, 2005. It's one of the co-founders talking about a visit to the zoo. Just 5 years later and look at what internet type growth can do.
3 years and over 15 million view ago this clip became one of my favorites.
Where the hell is Matt
Back in 2005 if someone asked you to watch a viral video, you probably would be wondering if it was a pharmaceutical ad or public health announcement.
The clips are not just funny silly stuff either. You can find math lessons, travel, how-to, old commercials and even the White House on youtube. Today, 24 hours worth of video is uploaded to YouTube each minute, a milestone reached in March 2009. click here to read more numbers.
Want to take a trip back to black and white TV? You might just understand why smoking became the problem it did. It was wonderful.
Lastly, here's my attempt at a viral video. It has over 24 thousand views. More than I ever imagined.