This is a big year for YouTube -- it’s ten years old, having first launched back in 2005. A month ago YouTube celebrated its first ever upload, "Me at the Zoo" but today is the video service’s official tenth birthday.
Naturally, Google couldn’t let the milestone pass without some form of celebration, and it’s created an A-Z infographic remembering some of its most famous moments. And, as you might expect, there’s a video as well, and even a web based trivia game.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that A is for Animals and Z is for Zoo, but in between are some fascinating YouTube facts, including that there are now over 1.5 million versions of Harlem Shake on YouTube, Gangnam style has racked up 11,000 years of watchtime, there are over 70,000 "It gets better" videos, and over 24 million dance-related clips.
Happy birthday YouTube. Here’s to the next 10 years.