In such a dizzying and stressful modern world, it is normal for people to look for various ways to relax and forget about the problems of the day, whether it is going out with friends, watching movies with the family, watching a series before bed, doing yoga or good to resort to Youtube videos.
YouTube, created in 2005, has become the largest digital video library in the world, and there you can find everything from music, through horror stories to the famous ASMR clips among millions of channels.
To the platform, which is also the second most popular site in the world only behind Google, more than 500 hours of content every minute and earnings for the video network are estimated at $15 billion a quarter.
Added to the statistics is that YouTube has a presence in at least 104 countriesavailable in a total of 80 languages.
According to the platform, around the world users watch 5 billion videos a day, so since it is a titanic task to decide what to watch and not get lost among so many new features, In 2018, the platform launched various charts where you can check which are the most viewed videos of the week (general), the most played music videos in recent days and the trends of the day, which are updated in real time.
Here is the list of the 10 new videos that are trending this August 31 among Argentines:
Video: GATÚBELA (Official Video)
Channel: Karol G
Channel: lola indigo
Video: After Like
Channel: bad bunny
Video: Split Chest (Official Video)
Channel: The K’onga
Video: Pink Venom (audio)
Video: Mercedes Tintia
Channel: Anuel AA
Video: 2 are 3 (Official Video)
Video: The Chain
The beginnings 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 called “Me at the Zoo” was uploaded to the platform. It was a matter of time before everyone started uploading content and sharing links through other social networks such as MySpace.
One of the big companies that saw the potential of YouTube was the Nike brand, which uploaded an advertisement starring Ronaldinho, which made other big 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, toriginally 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 controversy of the platform
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. Example of this 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 diffusion, enjoying so much popularity has also put its owners in trouble, such as when hosting school fights or where there are bullyingclips related to terrorism, drug trafficking or other topics considered sensitive due to their intimate content or because they show crimes like murders and more.
For the United States, one of the most sensitive issues is that of school shootings, which is why YouTube has been in the eye of the hurricane 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, previously uploaded a speech to the events.
More recently, following the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns have also been raised about how the platform allows the monetization of content that 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.