Me at the zoo in San Diego

Me at the zoo in San Diego

The first video that was uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 by the site’s co-founder Jawed Karim, with the username “jawed” and recorded by his high school friend Yakov Lapitsky.

He created a YouTube account on the same day. The 18-second video was shot by Yakov at the San Diego Zoo, featuring Karim in front of the elephants in their old exhibit in Elephant Mesa, making note of their long trunks.


Websites: zoo.sandiegozoo.org , youtube.com


 

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