7 years ago today, YouTube was started and the first video was uploaded.  The video features Youtuber co-founder at the zoo and is titled, 'me at the zoo'. It is only 19 seconds and is rather simple but it paved the way and helped make YouTube what it is today.

Here are some YouTube facts

  • 60 hours of video are upladed every minute; one hour of video is uploaded every second.
  • More than 4 billion videos are viewed every day.
  • More than 3 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube.
  • More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the three major U.S. networks created in 60 years.
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or almost 140 views for every person on earth.