Youtube and the rise of vlogging
YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005 who were all employees of Paypal, since then, the website has evolved and changed the world of video sharing. Today, Youtube is the 3rd most visited website in the entire world, after Google and Facebook. Since Google bought Youtube back in 2006, the growth and popularity of the video sharing site has been absolutely huge. Youtube users are now uploading 48 hours of video a minute, but they’re also watching more than 3 billion videos a day, that’s up to 50 percent from last year. Check out these 50 awesome Youtube facts and figures.
« Video blogging, sometimes shortened to vlogging is a form of blogging for which the medium is video, and is a form of Web television. Entries often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. » - Wikipedia
Since 2005, YouTube and other social video sites have given people the ability to express themselves in a whole new way – vlogging. People can just sit down in front of their camera and talk to share their opinion about different topics. A dozen of vloggers are now very famous online, because of their daily/weekly shows on Youtube. One of their first interest was the freedom of sharing their thoughts to the world in a whole new way, but since a few years, with the Youtube’s advertising program, vlogging is now their everyday’s job. Yes, you can earn money for just talking to a camera about whatever you want, isn’t it great?
George Strompolos YouTube’s manager of partner development said: “We think this is an important investment to make in the future of our original content partners. They’ve invested in us for years by creating content. And now it’s our turn to invest in them.”
MrArturoTrejo (funniest guy ever)
What about you, what’s your favorite vloggers?
(PS: Check also this swiss guy (in french): legrandjd)