YouTube

Platform/Software
Year initiated: 
2005
Record Status: 
Description: 

YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. The site allows users to upload, view, and share videos, and it makes use of Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.

Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via YouTube, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, and registered users can upload videos to their channels. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

YouTube is a website designed for sharing video. Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch. Every minute of every day, more than 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.

Video files can be very large and are often too big to send to someone else by email. By posting a video on YouTube, you can share a video simply by sending the other person a url ‘link’ – that is, the 'address' of the relevant internet page.

When YouTube was created in 2005, it was intended for people to post and share original video content. But since then it's also become both an archive for storing favourite clips, songs and jokes, as well as a marketing site for companies to promote their products.

Nowadays the term ‘viral video’ is common. This refers to a video clip that people have liked so much that they've shared its link by email with millions of others around the globe – in effect, it's spread like a virus. Companies have realised that they can harness this ability to reach potential customers and have created their own YouTube accounts for posting advertisements and other marketing videos.

Film and television companies maintain a tight control over their own content and block illegal sharing of their programmes. However, several now use YouTube to allow fans to see high-quality trailers or repeats of recently aired shows.

 

(Source: http://digitalunite.com/guides/tv-video/what-youtube)

Works Developed in this Platform:

Work titlesort descending Author Language Year
A Nordic Neurotic Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Young-Hae Chang, Marc Voge English, Norwegian (Bokmål) 2014
Bergen Chiara Agostinelli 2017
Bridle Your Tongue Hiram Sims, Steven Newell English 2014
Cuando enciendas los párpados Oscar Martín Centeno Spanish (Castilian) 2013
Det siste utbruddet / The Last Volcano Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg English, Norwegian (Bokmål) 2010
Electroboutique Aristarkh Chernyshev Russian
Gentleman Fight Night Nick J. Swarth, Jeroen de Leijer Dutch, English, German 2010
Ibland försvinner rösten helt, under några timmar eller hela dagar. Denna företeelse saknar helt förklaring. Linnea Eriksson Swedish 2011
Ingenstans Talan Memmott English, French, Swedish 2009
ION 1 Mic Mac English 2014
June 17th Amaranth Borsuk English 2014
L'Albatross Patrick-Henri Burgaud English, French 2010
lonelygirl 15 Mesh Flinders, Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried 2006
Naamlozer Obe Alkema, Dominique de Groen 2016
O Cosmonauta Wilton Azevedo, Alckmar Luiz dos Santos Portuguese 2012
On the Web Xtine Burrough 2007
Peurs / Fears Annie Abrahams English, French 2007
PROTOMIR Taras Mashtalir Russian 2009
Somos Oscar Martín Centeno Spanish (Castilian) 2009
The 8 Rules of Fight Club - Kinetic Typography English 2008
The Dead Billy Collins, Juan Delcan English 2006
You Suck at Photoshop Troy Hitch, Matt Bledsoe English 2007
Кибер-Пушкин 1.0 бета (Cyber Pushkin 1.0 beta) Sergey Teterin 2002
Свобода Anna Tolkacheva Russian 2011
Version history (text): 

 2005

July – Video HTML Embedment

July – Top videos page

August – Stars rating system

October – Playlists, Fullscreen View, Subscriptions

 

2006

January – Groups function

Februrary – Personalized profiles

March – 10 minute video limit

April – Directors function

May – Cell phone uploading

June – Further personalized profiles, Viewing history.

 

2007

June – Local language versions

 

2008

March – 480p videos, Video analytics tool

December – Audioswap

 

2009

January – Google Videos uploading halt

July – 720p videos

November – 1080p videos

December – Automatic speech recognition, Vevo launch

 

2010

March – thumbs rating system

July – 4k Video

 

2011

November – YouTube Analytics, Feature film rental

 

2012

June – Merger with Google Video

 

(Source: Wikipedia)

Image: 
YouTube Logo
Multimedia: 

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Marius Ulvund