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June 30, 2016updated 06 Mar 2017 4:55pm

What is YouTube?

300 hours of video published per minute: here’s how a house party generated a world leading video sharing platform.


YouTube is a large online video-sharing platform that users can upload and share content to for free.

The website ranks second on Alexa’s ranking of the most visited websites in the world.

Content on the platform spans across a wide range of areas from music videos, to lectures of any sort, films, and more recently live broadcasts.

The website is now part of Google’s portfolio, who acquired the platform in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

What’s the story of YouTube?

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