First YouTube Video

The First Ever YouTube Video

Category: Computers


Youtube, the most popular video sharing website was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim; three former PayPal employees last February 2005.

The domain name was activated on February 14, 2005 but it was not until April 23 at 8:27 PM that the first video was uploaded to YouTube.

To commemorate that historic event, here’s the very first YouTube video titled “Me at the zoo” showing founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo, California, USA.

It was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and lasts for only 19 seconds.

In November 2006, YouTube was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion, and is now operated as a subsidiary of Google.

Today, YouTube is ranked as the third most visited website on the Internet, behind Google and Facebok.

YouTube is one of the main reasons behind the proliferation of viral videos.

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5 Responses to “The First Ever YouTube Video”

  1. melardenio Says:

    sabi ko na eh elephant ang swerte indi dragon.

    hahhaha nice post sir ark..


  2. Technotrixs Says:

    Nice blog post bro. Medyo nakalimutan ko na kasi history ng youtube. BTW thank you kasi napa alala mo uli. Multi-Billionaire napala yung taltlong gumawa ng site nayan. Galing! Tayo kaya kelan maging ganyan kayaman? Hmm. Sabi ng sa kanta “Kapag puti na ang Buhok ko”. Hehe wag naman sana.


    ark Reply:

    Siguro pag pumuti na ang uwak eh bilyonaryo na rin tayo, hehe.. Seriously, ayoko maging bilyonaryo.

    Kahit milyonaryo na lang, pwede na sa akin.


  3. marky Says:

    That’s it? What a very underwhelming first video.


    ark Reply:

    Well, you can do nothing about it. They’re the one who created YouTube, not you. 😀


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