YouTube Was Going to Be a Very Different Place at First

The origins of the online giant you probably didn’t expect

Jamie Logie
Mar 2 · 6 min read
YouTube is one of the biggest platforms on the internet, but it started out as a very different place.
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I won’t lie. I watch a lot of YouTube. You probably do, too. I definitely watch more of it than I do actual TV. Children and adults now watch one-third less TV than they did in 2010, preferring to view content online. And YouTube is the perfect platform.