The Internet Changed A Decade Since YouTube

The people from shared how YouTube influenced the Internet over one decade. It was 10 years ago when YouTube was launched and the very first video was that of a recording set in the zoo. The video lasted for 19 seconds and it changed the Internet forever. It was a video of Jawed Karim, one of the people who established YouTube, describing the trunk of an elephant and was uploaded 2005 on April 23.

After that, YouTube was gaining more visibility because of the viral videos uploaded on the site. Bridget Carey, the senior editor of, shared how the site became a gateway to fame for everyone.

Nicholas Thompson, the editor of as well as a contributor in the CBS News, the site affected technology in a way that it made aware the power of networking because of how it grew and exploded into something bigger.
As of writing, the record breaking video with the highest views is the song Gangnam Style by Psy. He is a pop star in Korea and the video has now been viewed more than 2 billion times.

Thompson shared how YouTube because a medium for another person anywhere in the planet to access another person. Out of all those people influenced by the site, many of them have already become celebrities.

It was also noted that YouTube was how Justin Bieber’s career started.
Thompson revealed how the site became a fun place to interact through videos and to share whatever the user like, be it in politics, whether it was a good thing or a bad one. Even the most terrifying videos are uploaded on YouTube. Political videos also took its spot in the site and it became a ground for the sides that were fighting against during the civil war in Syria.

Videos regarding the politics in the US were also released in YouTube and President Barack Obama used the site as a medium. The site gave his name a loud bang after the video went viral.

Around YouTube’s first year anniversary, the company Google decided to buy the website for $1.6 billion.