Blog Post: How The Guild beat Hollywood, one webisode at a time

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 12/30/2020

“There was a time—in recent memory for some of us—when posting a video on the web was all but out of reach, requiring dedicated hardware and some serious nerd skills. On April 23, 2005, YouTube, a side project created by three PayPal employees, posted its first video. Viewership skyrocketed, and in the summer of 2006 YouTube was averaging 100 million views a day. Time magazine named it as the 2006 “Invention of the Year.” Suddenly, posting videos that could be seen by anyone with an internet connection was just a few clicks away.”

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