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The first video to ever be uploaded to YouTube

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The first video to ever be uploaded to YouTube | Samui Times

The first ever video to be uploaded to YouTube went online on Saturday 23rd of April, 2005 at 8.27pm. The video, ‘Me at the Zoo’, was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo. It was added to YouTube by co-founder Jawed Karim under the username ‘Jawed’. The twenty second long video shows Karim in front of some elephants commenting on how long their trunks are. The video has had 11,700,602 views and received 90,390 comments.

YouTube has been owned by Google since last 2006 and is based in San Bruno, California. Google paid $1.65 billion for the company.

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