YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock
YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock

The story of YouTube: how stars like Justin Bieber and PewDiePie, funny clips, and smart business helped it become the king of online video – but not without controversies

  • Google-owned YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users who watch 5 billion videos every day
  • We track the platform’s milestones and many controversies since it launched as a dating site in 2005

Topic |   Social media
YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock
YouTube is “the undisputed king of online video” – but it hasn’t always been this way. Photo: Shutterstock
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