Just seven months ago it clocked up one billion downloads a day.The early yearsThe slogan for YouTube is “Broadcast Yourself” which Mr Hurley said was a play on “be yourself and also captured in my mind the essence of the site which was to let people express themselves.”The first person to express themselves on the platform was fellow co founder Jawed Karim who posted a 19 seconds long video called “Me at the Zoo”. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 and can still be viewed on the site.Among the other videos that have made YouTube history is that of a wounded girl dying in front of a crowd during the Iranian election protests, a YouTube interview with President Barack Obama, Ronaldinho’s Nike advert and singer Susan Boyle’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent competition on TV.”We wanted to create a level playing field that gave everyone that ability to be seen and heard,” said Mr Hurley.”Maybe early on people only recognised us or explained YouTube by placing it in a box but there are so many people on our site and we receive so much content over a 24 hour period, it can’t be about one thing.”And so from cat videos to political videos to “how to” videos to entertainment that is YouTube,” added Mr Hurley.Today it hosts channels for everyone from Queen Elizabeth to the Pope and from President Barack Obama to the Iraqi government.”It really is a game changer because it gives everybody a platform to broadcast from. There are many examples where an average citizen has become a big hit on YouTube and that is something that would have been impossible to contemplate five, six years ago.”The futureIn those early days the site was known for hosting pirated snippets of TV shows or movies.”They have made a lot of progress about weeding out illegal content,” said Allen Weiner senior vice president of research at Gartner.”They are serious about it.
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Because the industry, in this case cocoa, is not regulated, corporations and their subcontractors are not required to meet any standard of care for their suppliers. Regulation initiated in a region such as the Ivory Coast would do little good mainly because there are many different countries involved and because slavery has become so integrated into their governmental cultures and economies that it is informally overlooked. Cocoa farmers, middlemen, and corporations have too much power in the very poor region of the Ivory Coast for regulation by that region to make a difference.