On This Day: YouTube is Born
Today in 2005, three disgruntled PayPal employees created and launched a website where users could view, upload and share video clips, naming the site, "YouTube."
The site became so popular that a little less than a year later, Google acquired the website for a mere $1.65 billion in Google stock. Hot-Damn!
Thanks to YouTube, we’re now able to watch videos of crying Britney Spears fans, mock lightsaber battles and people dancing in front of their webcams whenever we get the urge — which, if rumors about YouTube’s traffic are true, is pretty freakin’ often.
It is a lesson learned and relearned, a modern day fairytale that gives us all hope: it pays to be a nerd.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: I resemble that last remark, Shira. Don’t forget you can also watch your favorite commercials from days gone by… Long live "Rom: Spaceknight!" – RM]