Capstone #5

My main inquiry was really easy to answer. It was “How has YouTube impacted the world”. It was really easy to answer because YouTube has impacted the world in so many ways. I did a lot of research on how YouTube impacted the world. Some ways it has are that 80% of its viewers are out of America, so not only America was impacted but the world was too. Another way is that 7 billion hours of video are watched every month. That’s an insane amount of video! The research I did to answer this question helped me with my script because I could include some cool facts I learned from that research. My interview also helped me answer my main inquiry question because some of the things I learned from that were reasons YouTube impacted the world. My script and slideshow are done. If you have time and want to, please read it and comment any things I might want to change. This is the script:


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1 00:00 – 00:25 Hello, Hello! My name is Danny! I have a question for you ladies and gentlemen. Do you know about YouTube? You probably do, since it is 28 percent of all Google searches. I mean, who doesn’t love watching a good Saturday Night Live video, or a great Ninja video? Ninja is a famous gamer who plays Fortnite, if you didn’t know. The point is, YouTube is an amazing website where you can find everything about everything. I hope you learn a lot about the incredible website during this presentation. YouTube Logo
2 00:25 – 1:25 First off, I’ll tell you about YouTube’s founders. Their names are Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, and Steve Chen. They are 3 former PayPal employees. Fun fact about Steve Chen: He was born in Taiwan, and his father owned a successful business there. It was so successful that Steve Chen’s father decided to move it to America. Steve was 8 years old at that the time. He didn’t speak English, so it was pretty hard for him to move to his new school. As an added challenge, he was not put in any special program to learn English, so he just had to learn the language from being exposed to it. When Steve was 13 years old, he moved to the Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Illinois. IMSA was a good school for Steve, since he had a gift with technology. He later applied for The University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. It was the only college Steve applied to, and he got accepted. After college, he started working at PayPal, where he met Jawed and Chad. Picture of Steve Chen
3 1:25 – 2:10 And now for the amazing, incredible Chad Hurley! He was born in Pennsylvania, so unlike Steve Chen, Hurley is an American native. As a child, he had a lot of talent in the computer area. He also had a lot of talent in the art area. With those talents and interests, he was drawn to Web Design and Computer Animation. During his studies, he attended Twin Valley High School. In his free time, Chad tinkered with robotics. When he got to college, he wanted to work in the tech area. But Computer Science was too technical for Chad. He wanted to do creative things. After college, Chad started working at PayPal, where he met Steve and Jawed. Another cool fact about him is in 2006, he was 28th in Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” Picture of Chad Hurley
4 2:10 – 2:45 And now Jawed Karim. In May 1979, Jawed Karim was born in Merseburg, East Germany. He then moved to America. Like his parents, Jawed was interested in science and technology. When Jawed was 10 years old, his parents bought him a Commodore computer. Jawed spent a lot of time toying with the computer and soon learned how to write code. Jawed attended St. Paul Central High School.  When Jawed graduated from high school, he wanted to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. He planned to major in computer science. But the school did not accept him. So he wrote a letter in return explaining why he should be in the school. The letter made a difference and he was accepted. In 2000, Jawed left the college and started working at PayPal. There, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Picture of Jawed Karim
5 2:45 – 3:10 YouTube’s origins are kind of hilarious. I mean, they started out as a dating site called Tune In, Hook Up. The way that worked is people would put videos of themselves on the site, and if other people liked those videos they could comment them their number. But nobody used Tune In, Hook Up the right way. People started posting videos of themselves doing challenges, and basically everything else you can see on YouTube today. So Tune In, Hook Up built on their strengths and made it a place where people could post themselves doing random things, like the YouTube we know and love today. Person on computer
6 3:10 – 3:50 But there is still an important question. What is the best video viewing platform? You probably know about Twitch. It is YouTube’s main competitor, and most gamers on YouTube are on Twitch also. Let’s compare them to see which is better, mainly gaming videos, because that’s all that Twitch does. The first category is the presentation of the videos. YouTube lets you choose a thumbnail for your videos, which is good because thumbnails partly tell the story of the video, but Twitch doesn’t have that feature and you can’t choose a thumbnail. So its YouTube 1, Twitch 0. The next category is content. On Twitch, you can only find gaming videos. But on YouTube, you can find all sorts of categories of videos. So its YouTube 2, Twitch 0. So YouTube is the better video viewing platform. YouTube Logo vs. Twitch Logo
7 3:50 – 4:00 YouTube is a website that has changed so many lives, and is constantly changing more.  I don’t know about you, but I love watching YouTube and seeing how it gets better and better. YouTube Site
8 4:00 – 4:45 Does anybody have a question? Question Mark
9 4:45 – 5:00 Check out my blog for more information. Link to blog and QR code



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