Alternate title: Cat Videos & Screaming Goats: An Ode to YouTube
Happy Anniversary, YouTube!
Ten years since you’ve first video upload, and now you’re seeing over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute! YouTube, we’re so proud of you!
Watching you grow up has been a real thrill. From your vast and growing collection of hilarious cat videos to your proliferation of bizarre and, sometimes, downright inappropriate human behavior—you’ve seen and shared it all!
Ten years and so many milestones! You were barely eighteen months old when Google bought you for an insane $1.65 billion, and yet you haven’t let that spoil. You’re still doing what you came here to do: distract us from what’s really important by showing us one time-wasting video after another.
Whether it’s a Dalek relaxation tape or screaming goat mash-ups, you’re always there to drive away the “Mondays” and our productivity. Without you, YouTube, the United States economy would never have begun to slide in 2008. You keep us humble, YouTube. You keep us humble.
800 million unique monthly users and the third most visited site on the web—you’re truly come a long way, and it all started here:
Wow. You really have come a long way.