The biggest news of 2013 has been announced! In what may be the biggest disbelief for the supporters of the world’s most popular video sharing site, YouTube, on Sunday announced that after eight years the site which was started with an idea to pick the best video is going to be closed.
The site which was started eight years ago and later acquired by Google in 2006 for 1.65 billion has released a video – YouTube’s ready to select a winner. Over the years users have uploaded more than 70 hours of video every minute and now the time has come to review everything that has been uploaded on the site in order to select the winner, expressed Tim Liston who is the competition director.
More than 30,000 technicians are working on narrowing down the list. To judge the videos, YouTube has chosen a set of distinguished film critics, celebrities and also some prolific commentators on the site.
So don’t forget to tune in to Day 1 of the live ceremony from 9 a.m. PT, April 1, when YouTube will begin announcing the “Best Video” nominees. This announcement will resume for 12 hours every day for the next two years. And YouTube will be back in 2023 with the winning video and nothing else, added YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar.
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If you have started to believing this, then Happy April Fool’s Day to you! Would you really believe that YouTube would close something that they bought for more than a billion dollars? This is one of the pranks that Google has played with its users along with some more listed here.
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