Happy 10th birthday, YouTube! In celebration, check out the first YouTube video ever!
This week, YouTube turned 10 years old! In celebration of its 10th birthday, The Huffington Post reports that the first video ever posted on the site went viral all over again.
The video,which was posted to the site on April 23rd 2005, features Jawed Karim (who founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley) talking about the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, and it is called, appropriately enough, “Me at the zoo.” In the ten years since it was posted, it has amassed over 22 million views.
This vid is a short watch at 18 seconds, but it TOTALLY foreshadows just how obsessed everyone was going to be about animal videos on YouTube.
Check out this piece of history below. Happy Birthday, YouTube!