13 December 2015
Increasing Popularity of YouTube
Almost everyone is aware of the website YouTube. YouTube is a website or app that allows people to upload and watch others videos. These videos can range from music videos, informative videos, comedy videos to chatty style videos. Depending on the age of the viewer will depend on the likely style of videos they are interested in. Also, the majority of viewers are female. The table below more specifically breaks up the types of videos that interest different age groups. A trend that can be seen is the younger aged groups tend to watch more, entertainment and trending videos while the older age groups tend to watch more informative videos (Fitzgerald). With technology advancing the older generation desire and demand the education to be able to keep up and YouTube videos supply the videos that help.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The founders previously worked at PayPal and in February 2005 activated the domain YouTube. The intent for this website was for people to share and upload videos for the world to see; which is still the use of YouTube today. The website was then bought by google in November 2006 by Google for $1.65 billion (YouTube).
Since YouTube is a free website and app, the way that google gets revenue is through different ads. These ads can range from trailers to new movies, commercials that could be seen on tv or famous YouTubers that have many subscribers showing tutorials or reviews about different products or services. Also, although being a YouTuber is not really considered being a real job because it is a newer idea, there are many ways to earn money on YouTube. First, the channel needs at least 1,000 views and or subscribers. The YouTuber will receive $1.50 for every 1,000 views and subscribers (MAYA KACHROO-LEVINE). Although, this does not seem like much money, there are many people that have several million subscribers and view. One can imagine how that $1.50 per 1,000 subscribers can add up quickly.
YouTube is a one stop app, where there is news, information, relaxing and comedy videos. There are not really any close substitutes that have all of these videos in one place and are easy to navigate. YouTube is a website and app that has lots to offer and helps supply jobs that were never thought to have previously.
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LEVINE, MAYA KACHROO. "How Do YouTubers Make Money? A Pro YouTuber Explains Just How The Whole System Works." Bustle. Np, 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
"YouTube." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Dec. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.