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    (February 15, 2005- )
    Founded in San Mateo, California
    Website that allows users to share video clips
    Chad Hurley (Founder/CEO)
    Steve Chen (Founder/CTO)
    Jawed Karim (Founder/Advisor)
    Slogan: Broadcast Yourself
    Most of the videos are of poor technical quality.
    Its primary audience is 12-17 year olds.
    Many videos are uninteresting and are not exactly as advertised.
    A number of the videos feature raw violence and jackass type stunts specifically made for them.
    Some videos are copyrighted and should not be on the site.
    Robert Tur filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against them (2006).
    NBC forced them to remove a SNL video of Natalie Portman rapping.
    CBS although citing 'mixed feelings' forced them to remove a CBS News story about an autistic high school basketball player.
    They place a large arrow over the first video image so morons know where to click to begin the video.
    They make it difficult but not impossible to download the videos.
    The site took nine months before it was officially launched.
    It restricts uploads to 10 minutes of content.
    By April 2006 they had over 11‚ million in investments and employed 50 people.
    It ranked in the top 15 most popular websites (Alexa).
    Although many TV networks like the YouTube concepts and appreciated the promotion, they are required by law to protect their copyrights.
    Although NBC demanded the removal of certain copyright content, they promoted the Office using YouTube.
    After Lockheed Martin engineer Michael De Kort went unsatisfied with his complaint to the coast guard about national security flaws and was ignored by congress he used YouTube to blow the whistle on them (August 2006).
    By 2008, they hope to have a catalog of just about every music video which should be free to view.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 135 Votes: 77.04% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 133 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 363 Votes: 47.93% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 203 Votes: 59.11% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 83 Votes: 73.49% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 26 Votes: 80.77% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 57 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 42 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 50 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 84 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 57 Votes: 45.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 75 Votes: 45.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 161 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 346 Votes: 64.16% Annoying
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