How YouTube got its first users?

Youtube MVP

YouTube user growth started from Myspace. The primary Myspace user base, musicians, aimed at displaying their music videos to the public. YouTube came up with a solution, and the musicians quickly became its first subscribers.

The YouTube founders, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, had all worked for PayPal previously.

Initially, YouTube was a place for sharing dating-related videos. The guys intended to upload a video. Still, they didn't know the right spot for it on the entire Internet. YouTube for dating was not received too well by the users. People began sharing amateur movies about topics unrelated to dating.

Another stage of YouTube growth was listening to the people and transforming the platform into a global free video-sharing network, and each video had its own unique URL. Back then, online video was shaky. Youtube fixed this issue by providing one-click flash videos.


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