May 17, 2010

YouTube Turns Five

Five years ago in May, 2005 the beta version of launched. Since that time, YouTube has taken off, hosting everything from popular viral videos to Presidential debates, and now has over 2 billion views per day (that's 23,000 per second). To celebrate, YouTube has launched a Five Year channel that highlights some of the important videos that have been on the site, and also reflections on YouTube from the likes of Conan O'Brien, Katie Couric, and Pedro Almodovar.

Throghout the life of the Tech Desk we have highlighted some of our favorites, including the amazing video mashups, various Motown favorites, and early electronic newspapers.

Post your own YouTube favorites in our comments section!

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