History of Online Video

History of Online Video

The Internet has changed massively over the last years and the days of a life without www seem to have become long forgotten for most people already. Many youngsters could not imagine a life without ‘technology’ or internet anymore. The biggest change online has been the emergence of video streaming though. What seems now to hit the living room for everyone, also not tech savvy people , with AppleTV and and GoogleTV, happened in actually less than 5 years. Online video has always been something for nerds, with QuickTime and RealPlayer in the first years but once Youtube was launched 2005 the complete internet landscape changed. And continues to change. Nowadays around 69% of all internet users also watch streaming or download videos.

Together with the popularity of online video screencasting has become popular and one of the best tools for this certainly is Techsmith’s Camtasia a long time favourite for Windows screencasters and since recently also on the market for Mac users.

We analysed the last 5 years of online video history and the result is this awesome infographic, requested by Techsmith.

For a more detailed analysis of the history of online video, check out Andrew Baron’s A Decade in The History of Online Video.

We and the Techsmith crew thank the team over at Infographiclabs for another awesome infographic.

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