YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. The site allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report and comment on videos, subscribe to other users, and it makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Red, a subscription service offering ad-free access to the website and access to exclusive content made in partnership with existing users. As of February 2017, the website was ranked as the second most popular site by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company, there are more than 400 hours of content uploaded to the service each minute, and one billion hours of content is watched on YouTube every day.

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  1. LetFreedomRing

    looking for a few guys with solid youtube followers...

    I would like to get some of my product in the hands of some guys/gals that can help with getting me feedback on products and help get the word out to promote freedom. I have my own line of AR uppers and lots of parts. and we do lots of p80 frames and we have our own line of slides, barrels and...
  2. L84Cabo

    Bill Whittle: Why Break Up YouTube, Google and Facebook

    Probably want to watch this before YouTube takes it down. He makes a strong case. At least I think so. :)
  3. DB is Here

    National  YouTube Permanently Demonetizing Some Gun Channels

    YouTube Permanently Demonetizing Some Gun Channels -
  4. 41mag

    International  British citizen loses license after youtube post about French & self defense

  5. L

    Save Youtube Videos

    Like many of you, I rely heavily on Youtube for learning, instructional and "how to" videos, news clips, reviews, and free entertainment. I've found myself searching for the same videos repeatedly. Some get deleted. There's really no guarantee even tomorrow that the content of your favorite...
  6. fredball

    "10,000 Horsepower in a Small Boat - Part 2 - CRAZY FAST !!!" on YouTube

  7. CountryGent

    Question for the photographers and AV wizards ...

    So, I have a couple unrelated question about photography and video recording equipment. This is a type of technology that I am not particularly familiar with. Question One: On hikes and other walks I often take digital photographs with an older camera (circa 2011-2012 vintage). It actually...
  8. Joe Link

    Oregon  YouTube producer seeks $7.6 million in contract dispute with Redmond gun-maker

    YouTube producer seeks $7.6 million in contract dispute with Redmond gun-maker
  9. RicInOR

    International  UK Police Shut Down Popular Gun Channel on YouTube, Branding it a ‘Forum of Extremism.’

    FIRST THEY TAKE YOUR GUNS, THEN THEY TAKE YOUR SPEECH: UK Police Shut Down Popular Gun Channel on YouTube, Branding it a ‘Forum of Extremism.’ via Glenn: EnglishShooting EnglishShooting
  10. slimmer13

    Other State  Active shooter reported at Youtube

    Gunshots reported at YouTube headquarters in California
  11. Chee-to

    YouTube Anti-Gun Policy

    YouTube Anti-Gun Policy Policies on content featuring firearms YouTube prohibits certain kinds of content featuring firearms. Specifically, we don’t allow content that: Intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or...
  12. druiseeker

    National  YouTube policy complaint

    In a TTAG article I saw earlier, they were requesting their viewers click here to get to the YouTube policy page, click on NO under “was this article helpful” and tell them to rescind their policy. Their new firearms policies are nothing more than political censorship of free speech. I had...
  13. Lightborne

    YouTube tightening the screws on gun channels

    Just saw this pop up from Military Arms Channel: Policies on content featuring firearms - YouTube Help
  14. Konajay

    National  YouTube banning gun channels

    We really need an alternative to YouTube, who seem hell bent on denying everyone their 1st Amendment rights while restricting everyone the freedom to enjoy content related to our 2nd Amendment rights. This is a bunch of BS. Where will we be after one or two more incidents? Scary...
  15. djharteloo

    Favorite youtube gun personality?

    This is a question I've wondered about our little community for a while now.. Whats everyones favorite youtube gun channel? Who is your go too if you wanna see a product review or just basic entertainment when you need to kill time? Im a pretty big fan of IV8888 and AK operators union. What...
  16. Who The F R U

    Google- Youtube deleting gun video channel's

    Youtube and google can suck it this is war. ALL 3 Emails within 4 minutes. Got an Email stating I violated terms of use and my account was locked for 30 day's. 2nd email said due to multiple violation's my youtube and google account were locked and hidden 3rd email stated my account was...
  17. ikemay

    YouTube bans gun tutorials

    YouTube BANS Gun Tutorials Though so far I haven't found anything missing. At least not anything I have used in the past, so I guess we'll see.
  18. fredball

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  19. RicInOR

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  20. lambene

    What local (WA/OR/ID) based YouTube chanels do you watch?

    In the NW I mainly watch Paul Harrell at Paul Harrell
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