This Valentines, YouTube marks 12 year anniversary

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While the world celebrates Valentine’s day, YouTube is marking its 12-year anniversary.

On February 14, 2005, a video sharing site was registered on the internet under the domain YouTube.

Two months later one of the founders, Jawed Karim, posted a video on the site, entitled “Me at Zoo.”

The website launched officially in December 2005, and is currently the second most viewed website after Google and before Facebook in terms of visits.

Tsunami reason

Karim said the idea came to him in 2004 after the incident of the tsunami in Indonesia, which killed nearly a quarter of a million people and the lack of any videos on the Internet at the time of the incidents.

In February of 2005, the three founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, created the site.

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