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6 ways to get the most out of YouTube

Registered 15 years ago, the YouTube domain is full of content. Here is how you can up your YouTube game

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Exactly 15 years ago, on Valentine's Day, the YouTube domain was registered by its three founders - Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim - who were then working at PayPal.

The first YouTube video, an 18-second clip called "Me at the Zoo", was uploaded by Mr Karim at the San Diego Zoo on April 23, 2005. It has been viewed 81 million times so far.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2020, with the headline 6 ways to get the most out of YouTube. Subscribe