The Internet has been evolving rapidly over the past few years. We have seen the emergence of the social media and the culture of sharing. While this was largely due to the development of high speed Internet connections, a lot of credit should be given to YouTube. The idea behind the video hosting platform is simple, but its effects on the society have been immense. So how well do you know the website that changed the world?
What browser technology is used by YouTube to broadcast video?
What was the name of the first video hosted on YouTube?
- Wait, you forgot to close the taxi door
- Me at the zoo
- Tow Chinese boys: I want it that way
When was YouTube launched?
True or False? You have to have a Google account to post videos on YouTube
Which of these events wasn't broadcast live on YouTube?
- The Hajj
- The Royal Wedding
- Glastonbury festival
What is the all-time most-viewed video on Youtube?
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Pokerface" by Lady Gaga
- "Baby" by Justin Bieber
Which company employed Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim before they founded YouTube?
True or False? Apple's iOS 6 will not feature a native YouTube app
What icon allows you to notify YouTube of inappropriate or offensive videos?
- A cog
- A downward-pointing thumb
- A flag
What Youtube channel, developed in partnership with major record labels, allows users to watch the official music videos in HD quality?
Which country has been blocking access to YouTube for several years?
- The Philippines
What is the official YouTube slogan?
- "Broadcast your world"
- "Broadcast yourself"
- "Broadcast your cat"
Which video, hosted on YouTube, has caused violence in the Middle East?
- Achmed the dead terrorist
- Innocence of Muslims
- Two girls, one cup
What feature was added to YouTube in 2012 to help political dissidents?
- Anonymous posting
- Password-protected channels
- Face blurring
What is the maximum YouTube video length allowed to unverified users?
- 5 minutes
- 15 minutes
- 30 minutes
YouTube is clearly not your favourite video service. Maybe you're a Dailymotion or Vimeo fan, or maybe you prefer reading clever books to looking at funny cats playing the piano. Even if you don't like it, there's no denying that YouTube is, and will remain, a standard for video hosting. Get on with the program, or get out of the Internetz!
You are familiar with YouTube and probably have your own channel, but the only people interested in it are your friends and family. You like consuming content, but don't care about the politics of the website or the way it has empowered communities around the world. With a bit of knowledge and some video skills, you could easily build a loyal following and feed your ego! Why not start now?
You are a master of YouTube! Your channel is full of brilliant clips, watched by thousands of followers. Maybe you use this platform to address the world. Maybe you are a talented amateur filmmaker. Maybe you are too lazy to switch on the TV... In any case, you know YouTube inside out. With its recent arrival onto set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets and video game consoles, prosperity of the world's favorite video hosting site is assured. So broadcast yourself!