YouTube shares its very first video uploaded 17 years ago, Internet Nostalgic

The first YouTube video was posted by co-founder Jawed Karim and titled “Me at the zoo”.

YouTube has become an indispensable part of our lives. With hundreds of thousands of videos uploaded in over 15 years, the platform caters to almost every person and every mood.

But do you know how it all started? YouTube’s official Instagram handle has shared the first-ever video uploaded to the website.

“If you think about it, it all started with a Short #YouTubeFactsFest,” reads the caption of the video, which shows YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim’s first upload to the site.

The 19-second video, uploaded 17 years ago, shows Mr Karim standing in front of the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo.

“All right, here we are in front of the elephants. What’s cool about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks, and that’s, that’s cool. And that’s pretty much all there is to say,” Mr. Karim said. is heard on the video.

Interestingly, this is the only video uploaded to his verified YouTube channel. It received 235 million views.

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This video continues to appear on a number of platforms and posts on YouTube startup. But on the website’s Instagram handle, users were again amazed to see the 17-year-old’s video, which ushered in the advent of vlogging.

“Damn! I looked and it’s true,” one user commented.

“This YouTube has changed the lives of so many people,” added another.

The post has been viewed 168,236 times.

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YouTube was officially launched on February 14, 2005. The online video sharing platform is the second most visited website after Google.

YouTube has more than 2.5 billion monthly users who collectively watch more than 1 billion hours of videos every day, according to the website.

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