Its hard to believe that YouTube celebrates only its 8th birthday today. Seems like they have been here forever! Created by three former PAYPAL employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005 YouTube changed the internet and how we view video for ever.

The first video was posted on the 23rd April 2005 it was shot at San Diego Zoo by Yakov Lapitsky.

Now today there is more content uploaded to YouTube in one month than all the major hollywood studios have produced in the last 60 years and since its start up eight years ago YouTube has now over 1 trillion views.

In November 2006, YouTube, was acquired by Google for €1.26 billion and appears to be growing from strength to strength. From changing a generations viewing habits to allowing video producers a platform to have a global audience.

Happy Birthday YouTube!