By: Ruthie LaMay

Around 1 billion hours of YouTube content are watched per day

Fourteen years ago on February 14, 2005, YouTube was born. One of the most popular social media platforms now and, according to Alexa Internet, the second most popular website in the world — only second to Google. And just 1 year after its release it was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion. YouTube offers its users a place to upload their videos freely and as of February 2017, more than 400…