As YouTube celebrates its 15th birthday, we talk to five early adopters about how the all-singing all-dancing platform has evolved. Sun 16 Feb Two months later, when the first video of Karim briefly describing the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo was uploaded, a platform was launched that has gone on to change the world. Today, more than 2bn of us visit YouTube monthly, and hours of footage is uploaded every minute. At first, users earned a few hundred pounds for mentioning products in their videos; now they can make hundreds of thousands, and much more through exclusive brand deals.
Olga Kay, 37
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The last person I was having sex with, it went pear-shaped. They eat sweets and catch up about their week — Olonisakin has been unwell, after partying too hard — as they prepare to record. In the week that I visit, US rapper TI made international headlines after revealing that he takes his year-old daughter to doctors for hymen checks, to ensure she is a virgin. Scott squeals in agreement. She has views on TI. When they get to talking about TI, the women speak passionately about how the concept of virginity is inherently misogynistic.
Charlie McDonnell, 29
I really like him, and I think we fit together well with personality, values, and life goals. In the long run, being married to a nonmember has made me a better person. Is this a sign of my own weakness. On the other hand lol handshe may fall into tearing guilt and leave you immediately.
I'm no doctor so what am I supposed to do twiddle my thumbs in our room while he gets back. Whenever you're down or lonely, read the yellow bits. Every new set in our ward looks at him as fresh meat.