Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The First YouTube Video

While I was reading through the internet today I read an article about how YouTube was never going to make any money and that the three founders who managed to get almost $2 billion from Google when they sold the site had made the deal of the century. The article also mentioned the first YouTube video ever and so I wanted to find it for myself.

It is hard to believe that YouTube is barely four years old. It feels like it has been around forever. This video below was shot in April of 2005 and features Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. Jawed was one of the founders of YouTube. A few hours after the 19 seconds of video was shot, they uploaded it and the rest is history.

6 comments:

mooshki said...

And yet, apparently some idiots still think Twitter is worth something. At least YouTube finally wised up and started putting ads at the bottom of their videos - still aren't going to recover their investment.

bflogurl said...

Ugh... why can't I come up with a 2 Billion dollar idea??

Miss X said...

this was the 1st You Tube video? Really? Kind of boring.

what is eight past six? said...

So each former co-owner made $666,666,667 (rounded the cents up). Wow.

I'm stupidly superstitious so I would have donated 66,666,67 of that just to get rid of most of those sixes, but still! I must think of something useless to come up with and convince people that it so cool that they damn near wet themselves trying to buy into it.

what is eight past six? said...

Oh, I meant to say, donated 66,666,667 of that to various charities.

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