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Youtube Turns 5
<p>Happy Birthday youtube!</p>
| May 17, 2010
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As reported on the Inquirer website, popular video sharing site Youtube has just officially turned 5 years old this May, with the number of views now reaching an astronomical 2 billion per day. [firstpara] No matter which way you look at it, that’s a lot of views, or more accurately described as being “nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined," according to the news report.  

To mark the event, Youtube has also launched a Youtube 5-year channel that, among others will be featuring a “My Youtube Story” project, which calls upon users to submit their videos detailing how Youtube has influenced their lives. We call it Maalaala Mo Kaya of this generation.

We’d like to submit our own videos too, but we’re too busy laughing at the viral video of the hour. And trust us, as long as Youtube is here, ‘viral videos’ won’t be going anywhere. Looking at people doing backflips and failing miserably, and seeing cats doing what they do best are something that people will never tire of.

So, to Youtube, happy birthday! And thank you for allowing the world to share their videos. See, these are just some of the coolest videos we’ve seen in your 5-year existence. Here's to five more years of laughing and sharing and ultimately of caring!

5 Most Awesome:

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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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