YouTube turns 5 and expands in to South-Africa

May 18, 2010

Google announced through it’s blog that YouTube has launched a  South Africa version. YouTube is teaming up with South African broadcasters to fill the new version with locally produced content, as well as educational content from universities, such as the Rhodes Journalism School.  While YouTube is of course available to anyone on the Internet , the site has localized content across 5 continents (27 countries).  However, no African country has had one, until today.

A few days back, YouTube informed the world that it has exceeded two billion video views per day.  There are now also more than 24 hours worth of video uploaded every minute, and the site has become the second largest search engine.  All of this, in just five years!  For a bit of history, check out their birthday video below..

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