YouTube have revealed that they will be celebrating their tenth birthday throughout May with an A-Z guide that will span 26 days.
While the website was founded on 14 February 2005, the first video wasn’t uploaded til 23 April with the platform officially launching in beta in May. The YouTube homepage currently has adapted its logo to accommodate the number ’10’ in digits, linking to a playlist of highlights from its life time.
A statement on the Official YouTube blog reads: “YouTube is a portrait of our global culture, seen through the lenses and perspectives of people around the world. It is a portrait built by a creative community of bold and fearless individuals. Built by comedians, gamers, activists,artists, performers, teachers, and pranksters. Built with cats and rainbows and blenders and ninjas and unicorns. It was built on the silly. It was built on the profound. It was built by you.”
“And 10 years in, you continue to redefine how the world experiences music, entertainment, and news. How the world laughs and how the world learns. How we shape political events and how we connect over the things we love.”
“So in honor of our 10th birthday, we’re celebrating you, our YouTube community. Every day over the next 26 days, we’ll take a look back at some of the most memorable moments, from the silly to the profound, that you’ve shared on YouTube in the last 10 years. It’s YouTube from A to Z. Literally.”
It’s currently unknown what will be part of the A to Z of YouTube, however it’s likely to include many of the platform’s top creators. On 28 April Tyler Oakley tweeted a picture of himself with a wealth of familiar YouTube faces. UK based YouTubers included Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Louise Pentland, Tom Ridgewell, Alfie Deyes and Jamal Edwards.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) April 28, 2015
To follow the celebration, check out the YouTube Trends blog throughout the month of May.
Dan, Phil and Tom recently featured as part of our article casting YouTubers as Game of Thrones characters. Check it out!