YouTube’s fifth birthday: watch its top five videos


It’s hard to believe that YouTube, which now streams more than 1bn videos a day, only registered its domain name five years ago.

People who want to see the latest viral videos, very old TV commercials and pop videos, great sporting moments or almost anything else that can be delivered in a brief video, will usually turn to YouTube, which now serves up more than 1bn streams a day.

YouTube has become so engrained in everyday life online that we now take it for granted, but it didn’t even exist five years ago. The startup registered its internet domain name, youtube.com, on 14 February 2005, as co-founder and chief executive Chad Hurley recalled on the company blog friday the 14th.

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