Today, YouTube is home to a myriad of great content and talented content creators. Over 300 hours worth of videos are uploaded every minute and almost 5 billion videos are watched every single day. We all love YouTube, don’t we? Especially for those who do not own a Netflix or HBO account, YouTube is probably your go-to friend.
Have you ever wondered what the first video that was uploaded to YouTube was? Take a look at the full 18-second video below.
The first video uploaded on YouTube is titled “Me at the Zoo”. It was uploaded more than 15 years ago on 23 April 2005, by the site’s co-founder, Jawed Karim.
The homemade video was taken at San Diego Zoo where Karim stood in front of some elephants and described their appearance sheepishly. In today’s context, that would be considered as a vlog (video blog or video log).
He said that he will make a comeback video when his channel reaches “10M subscriberz”. As of writing, his account has 888k followers, and the video itself has garnered a whopping 97.4 million views.
So, if you would like to see an updated video and the reappearance of the ex-founder on our favourite site, do remember to like, share, and subscribe to his channel!
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