In such a fast-paced and stressful modern world, it is normal for people to look for different ways to relax and forget about the problems of the day, whether it is an outing with friends, watch family movies, watch a series before beddo yoga or use the Youtube videos.
YouTube, created in 2005, has become the largest digital video library in the world and there you can find everything from music to horror stories. until you get 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 are uploaded every minute and revenue for the video network is estimated to hit $15 billion a quarter.
Added to the statistics is that YouTube is present in at least 104 countries, available in a total of 80 languages.
According to the platform, around the world users watch 5 billion videos a dayso as it is a daunting task to decide what to see and not get lost among so many novelties, the platform launched various charts in 2018 where you can see which are the most viewed videos of the week (general), the most played music videos in recent days and the trends of the day, which are updated in real time.
Here is the list of the 10 new videos that are trending this wednesday november 16 among YouTube Spain users:
Video: G point
Video: Cairo (Official Video)
Artist/channel: KAROL G.
Artist/channel: Quevedo and Mora
Artist/channel: The neighborhood
Video: FAR FROM THE SKY
Artist/channel: Rauw Alejandro, Nio Garcia and Lenny Tavarez
Video: Friends (with Maria Becerra)
Artist/channel: Pablo Alboran
Artist/channel: paulo londra
Video: BOAT SUNDAY
Video: TALE$ x KIDD KEO – Hope (Official Video)
Artist/channel: Kidd Keo
The beginnings of YouTube
YouTube came out in February 2005.when three former employees of the Paypal company – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim – came together and created it after they experienced difficulties 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 called “Me at the Zoo”. It was a matter of time before everyone started uploading content and sharing the links through other social networks like 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 look at YouTube and feel attracted.
Such was the great reception of Internet users on 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 on Saturday Night Live.
For the following year, in 2006, the site was bought by the internet giant, Google, for a value of 1.65 billion dollars. At that time, 100 million videos were viewed daily and 65,000 clips were added daily. They also signed deals with record labels to be able to play music videos.
YouTube: between popular culture and politics
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 in November 2006 to be named the “Invention of the Year”.
Having 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 to be shown. crimes like murders and more.
For the United States, one of the more sensitive issues It 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 with the Virginia Tech massacre, when Cho Seung-Hui, the attacker, 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 the content monetization which can be misleading and risky for the population.
Although not everything is bad, because through this platform many people have been able to be recognized for their talent, as was the case with Susan Boyle, who participated in the program Britain’s Got Talent whose excerpt uploaded to YouTube made the woman go from being a complete stranger to one of the most viralized, famous and acclaimed people on the internet.