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YouTube first began in 2005 as a place for people across the globe to share videos with one another. The first video uploaded on the website was “Me at the Zoo” which as the name suggests, is a day at the zoo.
In recent years YouTube has exploded in popularity and it hosts all sorts of videos. There’s music videos, movie previews, home videos, animations, how to’s and more!
The best thing about YouTube is that not only is it free to use, but due to it’s sheer size your almost guaranteed to find a how to or instructional video on just about anything.
For example, I needed to change the oil on my car but I didn’t want to pay somebody to do it. So instead I searched on YouTube ‘change oil on 2005 mitsubishi lancer’ and there were about 4 or 5 different videos showing me how!
Most of these videos weren’t the exact model of my car or the best quality. But by watching a few of them, I was able to figure out that I didn’t have the right tools for the job and so I was able to borrow them and successfully change my own oil. This was made possible by piecing together the key information from the videos.
Another great example is a few years ago, I wanted to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. So straight to YouTube I went to watch a video tutorial with some practise, I’m able to solve one in under a minute. This curiosity sparked my interest in Rubik’s Cubes and other puzzles and it’s one of my full blown hobbies now.