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Currently one of the most popular ways to make money is through the video sharing website YouTube. This essay will discuss the history of YouTube, the infrastructure of the site, take a look at the commercial aspect of the site regarding the partner program and look at the way businesses are using the site productively. Lastly it will mention what is to be expected in the future and why this way of business will only look to increase dramatically. THE HISTORY OF YOUTUBE The website YouTube was created in 2005 by Chad Hurley and Steven Chen (Maney, 2006). Initially the site was created to be a simple personal video sharing website.