May 28, 2022

YouTube (YT for short) - a website established in February 2005, which allows free uploading, live broadcasting, rating and commenting on videos. Susan Wojcicki has been the president since 2014.


The website uses HTML5 and FLV technologies to display user-generated content videos, such as movie or TV trailers, music videos, as well as amateur works: videoblogs and own short films. Most of the material was uploaded to YouTube by private persons, but many companies (for example, Columbia Broadcasting System, BBC, Universal Music Group, Polish Press Agency, TVN Group, CD Projekt), various institutions and organizations offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the program partner. Unregistered users can watch movies, while registered users have the option to upload an unlimited number of movies. Videos found to contain content inappropriate for younger users are only available to registered users aged 18 or over. The posting of pornographic, copyrighted, hate, criminal, and defamatory videos is prohibited under the terms of service. Registered user account profiles are referred to as "channels". Advertisements are displayed on the website pages.


According to Google, in 2010, more than 85,000 people were posted on YouTube daily. videos, occupying about 2 400 GB. The most popular video on YouTube is Baby Shark Dance. The video passed the 10 billion view threshold on January 13, 2022. It currently has 10 518 602 847 (as of April 23, 2022). The most popular channel on YouTube is T-Series (apart from the Gry, Muzyka channels established by YouTube, which have 91.9 million and 115 million subscriptions, respectively). It has over 215 million subscriptions and 190 678 267 256 video views (as of May 15, 2022). The channel was founded on March 13, 2006. The second most popular channel on YouTube is Cocomelon. It has 135 million subscribers and over 128,956,953,141 video views (as of May 15, 2022). The channel was founded on September 2, 2006. The most disliked video on YouTube is "YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind | #YouTubeRewind "with 20,080,784" thumbs down "(as of May 15, 2022). The most liked video on YouTube is the music video for the song Despacito performed by Luis Fonsi with 48.5 million "hands up" (as of May 15, 2022). The most commented video on YouTube is the BTS music video for the song Dynamite (which is also the 3rd most liked video) with 16,064,775 comments (as of May 15, 2022). The most liked comment under any video is Youtuber Seth Everman's comment "i'm the bald guy" on Billie Eilish's bad guy music video. The comment has over 3.1 million likes (as of August 12, 2020). On February 27, 2017, YouTube announced that users watch one billion hours of video a day. Every month, the site is visited by 2 billion logged in users. Users spend an average of one hour a day on mobile devices alone. Each country has its own current ranking of the most popular YouTubers. In Poland, it is based on the subscription of channels and the number of views. Taking into account these parameters, Blowek is in the first place, with 4.78 million subscriptions and over 997,995,567 views (as of March 15, 2022). On February 4, 2021, the most popular channel in Poland in terms of the number of subscriptions and the number of views was Bazylland - Tractors & Excavators, which has collected 5.94 million subscriptions on its account