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YouTube is a video-sharingwebsite on which users can upload, share, and view videos, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005.

The company is based in
San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos.

 media corporations including
CBS, BBC, Vevo and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program

YouTube was founded by
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal.[5] Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.