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4 Facts You Didn’t Know About YouTube

Everyone and their grandmother has heard of YouTube. However, there may be a few people out there who have been living under a rock for the past couple years. If this sounds like you, prepare to have your mind blown with these four facts about YouTube.

1. Making YouTube videos can become a job. Yes, you read that correctly. There are channels out there that YouTube pays to make videos. I can already hear you asking, "So how much money we talkin' here?" Brace yourself; there are channels that are making a 6 figure income by producing YouTube videos. These channels are also "YouTube Partners". YouTube pays out millions of dollars a year to all their partners.

2. YouTube is the core sharing source. 500 years of YouTube videos are watched every day on Facebook. Over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute, and 500 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link. The growth of Facebook and Twitter have accelerated the sharing of YouTube videos making it a main source of social media sharing.

3. YouTube has a hidden game. Want to play an arcade game before you watch a YouTube video? You can play "Snakes" while you wait for your video to load. Simply press the left and up arrow key on your keyboard. (Remember to come back and read the rest of this article if you decide to test this out now.)

4. YouTube founders worked for PayPal. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim are the three creators of YouTube. They came up with the idea when the boys encountered an extremely difficult time finding videos of the 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. The former PayPal employees created a site to make it easy to upload and find videos, and YouTube was born.

YouTube is the ultimate medium to upload, share and search videos on. With over 72 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube every minute, this is a social media bandwagon you and your business could benefit from. If you want to set up your business on YouTube, talk to us at IMP Canada.

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