YouTube History and Impact

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When was YouTube founded?

February 14, 2005

What type of platform is YouTube?

Video sharing and social media

What is one of the negative effects of YouTube?

Copyright violations

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  • YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim.
  • Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in October 2006.
  • YouTube is a video sharing and social media platform with over 2.5 billion monthly users.
  • YouTube allows users to upload, share, and view videos.
  • YouTube has had a significant social impact on popular culture, internet trends, and the creation of multimillionaire celebrities.
  • Despite its growth and success, YouTube has been widely criticized for its numerous negative effects, including the spread of misinformation, copyright violations, and endangerment of child safety.

Test your knowledge of YouTube's founding, acquisition by Google, and its impact on popular culture and social media. Explore the platform's features, controversies, and influence on internet trends and celebrity status.

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