What is YouTube? Who is the First YouTuber? First YouTube Video

Most of us Love YouTube & we create content for YouTube but how much we know about youtube? In this article I will share with you some interesting topics about YouTube you maybe did’t know before. So let’s start…


What is YouTube?

Today’s we live in The era of information technology. In this age of information technology there are two platform of social media that use millions of people in world. They are 1) Facebook, 2) YouTube.

YouTube is an Americanvideo-sharingplatform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. (Collected from Wikipedia)

Who is the First YouTuber?

A guy named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video to YouTube. 

Jawed Karim

The 18-second video, entitled “Me at the zoo” features Karim, a YouTube cofounder, at the San Diego Zoo standing in front of a bunch of elephants.

“All right, so here we are in front of the elephants,” he says.

“The cool thing 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.”

Karim posted the low-quality video on YouTube a month before YouTube’s public beta launch in May 2005. YouTube officially launched in November 2005. 

When YouTube was bought by Google, Karim got 137,443 shares of stock worth roughly $64 million. Karim went on to found venture capital firm Youniversity Ventures, which has invested in companies including Airbnb.

First YouTube Video

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