Cancel the Bounce House: YouTube Turns 9 Today

This is your birthday song, it isn’t very long.

Has it really been nine years since the little-video-site-that-could began? Normally, we would do some sort of long and drawn out “Nine Videos That Shaped YouTube” or something, but this year we’ve decided to take YouTube to get her ears pierced. Google and I had a talk, and, well, we’ve decided she’s mature enough (personally, I would have done it for her 8th birthday, but Google had attachment issues).

So while we’re doing that, maybe you can look over these other social media sites that have had birthdays:

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook: 10 Ways Facebook Changed the Internet

Happy 7th Birthday, Twitter! #SomebodyBuyACake [VIDEO]