YouTube is a popular video – sharing site where users can review, comment and classify. Commenting and rating videos that require registration, the examination is not. The exceptions are the videos that are not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. Users can upload their own videos or clips for those with permission of the author, uploading videos with pornographic content, violence, crime, bad words … YouTube reserves the right to remove prohibited, and use change the loaded content.
The appearance of YouTube
The founders of the website Youtube are Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim. Before they were employees of the companyPayPal.Domain name “YouTube.com” was activated on February 15, 2005 and the next few months in a state of development. InMay 2005, the site was put on display to the public until six months after the operation began. YouTube was initiated by the private sector, in November 2005, the company Sequoia Capital invested 3.5 million and in April 2006 another 8 million dollars. 9. In October 2006 it was announced that the company will be acquired by Google for 1.65 billion dollars in stock. The agreement was completed 13.novembra.The agreement includes the Youtube retain its 67 employees and operates independently of Google. According to statistics from June2006, YouTube is reviewed daily to 100 million people in 24 hours, 65,000 new videos are downloaded. According to data from research firm Nielsen visits / NetRatings site to nearly 20 million users, of which 44% are women and 56% of men aged 12 to 17 years.
Impact on society
YouTube as a free medium for publishing videos become a tool for promoting unknown authors and film music, which thus reach other means of public communication such as andtelevision radio.En May 2007, the company offered to authors who have the most points of view, to become their partners and thus get kickbacks they receive from advertising on YouTube. The power of Youtube site was also recognized by politicians. Candidates for the presidential elections in the United States in 2008 using YouTube as a means for the presidential campaign, are mainly used by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Voters were able to watch videos in which presidential candidates express their goals. media say US YouTube has played an important role in the defeat of Republican Senator George Allen, due to the recording in which a senator showing racist attitudes.
Although YouTube does not allow the publication protected by the copyright laws of the United States content, these messages appear constantly. This includes TV shows, commercials, music videos, recordings, concerts … If you are the copyright owner does not sign, the only way to find such content with keywords and tags (tags), which are placed next to the recording. For breach of copyright against YouTube he filed many complaints and initiated several legal proceedings. For example, Japanese Society for the protection of copyright (JASRAC) demanded that YouTube remove thousands of recordings of popular Japanese musicians. In February 2006, broadcast by NBC requested the removal of content copyrighted, while YouTube is increasingly gaining in reputation, in July of that same year, NBC decided for unusual step and offered cooperation hand . Since then YouTube is officially the NBC channel where you can watch clips of their productions. In August 2006, YouTube has announced its intention during the 18 months offer on its website all the music videos that have ever been made.Warner Music Group and EMI attend the project and in September signed an agreement with YouTube in October contracts they have not yet been signed CBS, universal Music Group and Sony BMG. Under the agreement, YouTube, the company gave the right to broadcast music videos of their production for a limited portion of advertising revenue with YouTube.
YouTube video playback using Macromedia FlashPlayer 9, which is easy to use. You need to install the Flash plug-in browser, which is considered about 90% of Internet-connected computers already installed. The videos are played with 25 frames per second with a resolution of 320 × 240 pixels (pixel) with a maximum data throughput of up to 300 kbps. Users can upload videos in WMV (Windows Media Video), AVI (Audio Video Interleave), MOV (QuickTime) and MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group), which automatically converts YouTube FLV (Flash Video) format. Store the video is disabled, but there are applications and extensions for browsers that allow this.
October 10, 2009 by Chad Hurley wrote on his blog that the progledanih day millions of dollars in the video.
In September 2010, YouTube is adding new languages for its interface, and among them also of Slovenia.