Definitions for YouTube
Any website that allows users to upload content, particularly YouTube itself.
A small video that can be viewed online, particularly one hosted on YouTube.
To upload a video of something to YouTube.
a video-sharing website.
Origin: you + tube (North American colloquial term for "television"), implying that users (the "you" in the title) may submit their own television (the "tube" in the title) content. Perhaps some humor was intended due to the slant rhyme with the popular slang term boob tube. From the name of http://www.youtube.com/ a popular website allowing users to upload videos.
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users at least 18 years old. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion, and operates as a subsidiary of Google.
YouTube provides a platform for you to create, connect and discover the world’s videos. The company recently redesigned the site around its hundreds of millions of channels. Partners from major movie studios, record labels, web original creators, viral stars, and millions more all have channels on YouTube. YouTube is predominantly an ad-supported platform, but also offers rental options for a growing number of movie titles.YouTube was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube received funding from Sequoia Capital, and was acquired by Google Inc. in 2006.
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