YouTube Announces Shut Down, Will Reveal Nominees At Midnight PT – [UPDATED]

YouTube Announces Shut Down, Will Reveal Nominees At Midnight PT – [UPDATED]


Originally founded on February 14, 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, executive management at the (now Google-ran) video-sharing site, YouTube, have announced this morning that they are just about ready to reveal the winner of the firm’s globally-ran ‘video search’ competition.

Citing that its sole goal was to find ‘the best video in the world,’ the company announced that it was “thrilled” with the pace the competition has grown with, thus far — and to celebrate — as of midnight tonight, YouTube.com will go offline, set to see its return in the year 2023 where the popular site will feature the winning video for the whole world to watch.

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“YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner,” the company wrote in its official announcement. “We’ve been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we’ve seen so far, and we can’t wait to begin the process of selecting the best video.”

“We’ll be announcing the winner in 10 years.”

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Alongside the announcement, the company is also launching a worldwide social campaign using the hashtag #bestvideo, where those on Twitter and Facebook can chime-in on what video they think deserves the award.

The video concludes by the company noting it’s going to be an “exciting decade.”

Learn more today, at YouTube.com.

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