Though social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or TikTok they are betting more and more on videos, the truth is that YouTube is still the king as it is the second most visited page in the world only behind the Google search engine.
YouTube has a presence in 104 countries and is available in 80 languages, so it is not surprising that on this platform you can find a video of BTS, going through horror videos to educational content on how to solve an equation.
The American platform, which emerged in 2005, has become the world’s largest digital video library and proof of this is that more than 500 hours of content are uploaded every minute, 5 billion videos are viewed per day and earnings are estimated at 15 billion dollars per quarter.
Given these figures, it could be somewhat difficult to miss the news or the clips that are the most popular, that is why YouTube has had various lists since 2018 where you can check the most listened to artists, the most viewed videos and which are the real-time trends of the day.
Here is the list of the 10 videos that are trending this September 7 among Argentines:
Video: Fine street map | mission 10
Channel: Alan Gomez
Video: Killer Bombón
Channel: Lit Killah
Video: Catwoman (Official Video)
Channel: KAROL G & Maldy
Channel: Maria Becerra & Lola Indigo
Video: Bad love (Official Video)
Video: After Like
Video: Split Chest
the history of youtube
YouTube was born in February 2015, when three former employees of the Paypal company ―Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim― came together and created it after experiencing difficulty sharing a couple of videos with each other after attending a party.
The domain was activated on February 14, 2005 and almost a month later, on April 23, the first clip was uploaded to the platform bearing the name “Me at the Zoo”. It was only a matter of time before everyone started uploading content and sharing the links through other social networks like MySpace.
One of the great companies that saw the potential of YouTube was the Nike brandwhich uploaded an advertisement starring Ronaldinho, which made other large companies turn to YouTube and feel attracted.
Such was the great reception of Internet users by YouTube that by December 2005 the platform went from 50 million visits a day to 250 million views after a channel uploaded the music clip Lazy Sunday, originally broadcast by Saturday Night Live.
For the following year, in 2006, the site was purchased by the Internet giant, Google, for a value of 1.65 billion dollars. At that time, 100 million videos were viewed per day and 65,000 clips were added daily. They also signed agreements with record companies to be able to play music videos.
The impact of YouTube
Since it was launched, YouTube was a site that came to make a revolution not only on the Internet, but also in the way users watch content. Proof of this is the recognition that the magazine Time awarded him in November 2006 when he was named the “Invention of the Year”.
Become the best means of dissemination, enjoying such popularity has also put its owners in trouble, such as when hosting school fights or where there is bullying, clips related to terrorism, drug trafficking or other topics considered sensitive due to their intimate content or for showing crimes like murders and more.
For the United States one of the more sensitive issues is that of school shootings, so YouTube has been in the eye of the storm more than once for hosting content filmed by the attackers, as was the case of the Virginia Tech massacre, when Cho Seung-Hui, the attacker, He previously uploaded a speech to the facts.
More recently, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns have also been raised about how the platform enables content monetization which can be misleading and risky for the population.
Although not everything is bad, because through said platform many people have been recognized for their talent, as was the case of Susan Boyle, who participated in the program Britain’s Got Talent whose excerpt uploaded to YouTube managed to make the woman become a complete unknown to one of the most viralized, famous and acclaimed people on the internet.