They Put the “You” in “Tube”

YouTube LogoFebruary 15, 2005

The now-ubiquitous video sharing site, YouTube, is launched. Few web sites have had such an immediate impact on our usage of the Internet. Less than 2 years after its launch, Google paid $1.65 billion dollars to purchase it. Today, it only trails Facebook, Google, and Gmail as the most visited web sites in the world. Additionally, they created a new marketplace for the words “you” and “tube”.

  • Michał

    Wiki says it was launched at Walentines Day.

    • There seems to be conflicting information. It does appear that the domain was registered February 14th, 2005. However, several sources state that the 15th was the day the site went live. However, I can not yet find a definitive source on this.