YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform based in San Bruno, California. It was created in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, then Google bought it in November 2006 for 1.6 billion dollars.
YouTube is a free to use service and is a great way for people to discover what they like. It is used to watch, upload, rate, share videos like music videos, comedy shows, how to guides, hacks, recipes, short and documentary films, movie trailers, live streams and way more interesting things. Users are using the video- sharing service to follow different video bloggers or celebrities they are interested in by subscribing to their channels.
Since it was launched, YouTube hasn’t stopped growing. In February 2017 there were more than 400 hundred hours of content uploaded each minute and one billion hours of it being watched every day. In August 2018 the website was ranked the 2nd most popular site in the entire world.
YouTube offers a variety of features for its users: searching for and watching videos, creating a personal channel and uploading videos to it, liking, commenting and sharing other videos, subscribing to other users, getting notified whenever they post, and creating playlists to organize and group their videos. Also the system recommends videos based on what each watches.
YouTube as well gives awards to its video creators based on the number of subscribers they gained. First is the “Silver Creator Award” at 100k subscribers, 2nd is the “Gold Creator Award” at 1 million subscribers and the 3rd is the “Diamond Creator Award” at 10 million subscribers. Each channel is reviewed before an award is issued, to ensure that it follows the YouTube community guidelines.
Anyone can get for free the YouTube official app on App Store or Google Play and watch from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in entertainment, news, and more. Go check out their website for more: https://www.youtube.com/.
Can you use YouTube logo in advertising?
Yes you can but there are some rules: only use YouTube's red, white, or black; the triangle in the icon should always be white; allow for safe space that is free of imagery and text; make sure the logo is legible by using one of the different versions; request permission to use in film, TV, media, books or any other printed materials.
Can I use the YouTube logo on my business card?
Yes you can and you can find a wide diversity of logo ideas anywhere on the internet, you can even customize it but you have to pay attention to YouTube’s Terms of Service and also not to change the logo’s appearance too much.
Who designed the YouTube logo?
The YouTube logo was designed by Chad Hurley, a well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and graphic designer who earned a degree in visual arts. He served as the executive director of YouTube and also took full responsibility for the brand image.