Chapter 1. A Short History of YouTube

Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the world's most popular online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch, and share originally created videos. In this chapter, you will learn why YouTube took off the way it did, how video sharing sites differ from video search engines, and who might blurt out, "God, this is going to be all over YouTube."

Chapter Contents:

  • First Mover and Fast Followers

  • YouTube Nation

  • Video Search Engines, Then and Now

  • Video Sharing vs. Video Search

  • Google and YouTube

First Mover and Fast Followers

The improbable history of YouTube begins way back in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if things had turned out differently, this book would be titled Singingfish and Video ...

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