A kid from Nebraska shows up in New York City to make it big. This kid was Bryan Odell, a year-old college dropout who lived with his parents. But central casting had nothing to do with it. As an aspiring YouTuber, he cast himself.
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Subscriber Account active since. It has over 2 billion monthly users who watch hundreds of hundreds of millions of hours of content every single day. But many people don't know how YouTube got its start. The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in , and was bought by Google 18 months later. Under Google, YouTube went from being a repository of amateur video to a powerhouse of original content, not to mention a launching pad for its own new brand of superstar, like PewDiePie and the Smosh Brothers. Here is how YouTube got its explosive start, and maintained that momentum to become the biggest force in online video. Source: Vice.
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As the world's largest video hosting website   and second most visited website both by Alexa Internet  and SimilarWeb  ranking of all websites globally , YouTube has had social impact in many fields, with some individual videos of the site having directly shaped world events. Constituting one of the world's most popular search engines ,  YouTube enables inexpensive distribution of educational content, including course material from educational institutions and "how to" videos from individuals. Worldwide video access has spurred innovation by enabling geographically distributed individuals to build upon each other's work, to collaborate, or to crowdsource. YouTube has facilitated engagement between institutions and individuals, such as between universities and prospective students, and between businesses and employees.
Earlier this year, executives at YouTube began mulling, once again, the problem of online speech. On grounds of freedom of expression and ideological neutrality, the platform has long allowed users to upload videos endorsing noxious ideas, from conspiracy theories to neo-Nazism. Now it wanted to reverse course. YouTube planned to roll out its new policy as early as June.