We all never forget our first experiences. Our first day in college, university, job, the first time you drive a car or bike, you remember the day and that first experience of everything perfectly. But do you know the name of the first-ever video on YouTube and who record that video?
The first-ever YouTube video was upload on April 23, 2005, at 20:31 – precisely 15 years back, today.
YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim posted the 18-second video, titled “Me at the zoo.” It has since gathered more than 90 million viewers. Right up ’til the present time, it is the only video on Karim’s channel.
Jawed Karim uploaded this video with the username “jawed” and recorded by his high school friend. He uploaded his first and only video on the same day he created his account. This video is shot in a zoo name San Diego Zoo where Karim standing Infront of the elephant and talking about the elephant’s long trunk.
In this 18-sec duration video Karim in talking and the transcript of the video is:
“Alright, so here we are in front of the elephant and the cool thing about these guys is that they have really reallylong trunks and that’s, that’s cool, and that’s pretty much all there is to say.”
In this video, there is no crew for video making or high-level camera, makeup, nothing. Just a guy standing in front of a camera and talk about the elephant’s trunk still this video gathered more than 90 million views. Isn’t funny?
After one year, the release of this video Jawed and co-founders sale this platform to google worth of $1.65 billion, which is a huge amount at that time.
According to YouTube now the platform reaches more than 2 billion users that visit YouTube each month. People from everywhere throughout the world, with various interests and hobbies, have utilized YouTube to develop professions, discover their networks, and make wonderful content in the account of money. Now, you can access YouTube in 76 different languages.
And it all starts with a simple video: Me at a zoo.