From tutorials to the so-called ASMR, on YouTube you can find all kinds of videos. (GlobeLiveMedia/Jovani Perez)

Although social networks like Facebook and Instagram are increasingly betting on videos, the truth is that Youtube It is still king to be the second most visited page in the world, just behind the search engine Google.

Youtube is present in 104 countries and available in 80 languagesso it’s no surprise that on said platform, you can find BTS video, browsing through horror videos until you reach educational content on how to solve an equation.

The American platform, which appeared in 2005, has become the largest digital video library in the world and the proof is that more than 500 hours of content are uploaded there every minute5 billion videos are watched per day and revenues are estimated at $15 billion per quarter.

Given these numbers, it might be a bit difficult to miss the most popular news or clips, which is why YouTube has since 2018 with various lists where you can check the most listened to artists, the most viewed videos and what are the trends of the day in real time.

Here is the list of the 10 new videos that are making the buzz this Saturday, February 11 in Spain:

1. White Dove – “Eaea” | Benidorm Party 2023 | Final
Artist/Channel: RTVE Music

Artist/Channel: KAROL G and Romeo Santos

3. White Dove – “Eaea” | Benidorm Party 2023 | second semi-final
Artist/Channel: RTVE Music

4. Shakira: Bzrp Musical Sessions, Vol. 53
Artist/Channel: Bizarrap and Shakira

5. We’ll see each other there
Artist/Channel: Arcangel and Bad Bunny

6. Agoney – “I want to burn” | Benidorm Party 2023 | First semi-final
Artist/Channel: RTVE Music

7. Pimp (official audio)
Artist/Channel: Bad Gyal

8. Vicco – “Nochantera” | Benidorm Party 2023 | Final
Artist/Channel: RTVE Music

9. I ate you
Artist/Channel: Maka

ten. LLYLM (official lyric video)
Artist/Channel: ROSALÍA

The beginnings of YouTube

YouTube was released in February 2005.when three former employees of the Paypal company – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim – got together and created it after they had trouble sharing a few videos with each other after attending a party.

The domain was activated on February 14, 2005, and almost a month later, on April 23, the first clip was uploaded to the platform called “Me at the Zoo”. It was only a matter of time before everyone started uploading content and sharing the links through other social networks like MySpace.

One of the big companies that saw the potential of YouTube was the Nike brand, which posted an advertisement featuring Ronaldinho, which made other big companies look up to YouTube and feel drawn in.

The reception of Internet users on YouTube was such that in December 2005, the platform went from 50 million visits per day to 250 million views after a channel uploaded the music video Lazy Sunday, initially broadcast on Saturday Night Live.

YouTube was among the most searched topics in 2022. (Wallpaper Flare)
YouTube was among the most searched topics in 2022. (Wallpaper Flare)

Since its launch, YouTube is a site that has come to revolutionize not only the Internet, but also the way users watch content. Example of this the recognition Time magazine bestowed upon it in November 2006 when it was named “Invention of the Year”.

Having become the best medium for dissemination, enjoying such popularity has also put its owners in trouble, such as when hosting school fights or bullying, clips related to terrorism, drug trafficking or other topics considered sensitive due to their intimate content or crimes such as murders and more.

For the United States, one of more sensitive issues It’s the school shootings, which is why YouTube has been in the eye of the hurricane more than once for hosting content filmed by the attackers, as was the case during the shooting of Virginia Tech, when Cho Seung-Hui, the abuser, previously uploaded a speech about the facts.

More recently, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns have also been raised about how the platform allows the content monetization which can be misleading and risky for the population.

Although not everything is bad, because thanks to this platform many people have been able to be recognized for their talent, as was the case of Susan Boyle, who participated in the Britain’s Got Talent program whose extract uploaded to YouTube has makes the woman a complete stranger to one of the most viralized, famous and acclaimed people on the internet.

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