YouTube’s first video turns seven years old

Seven years ago, YouTube got its first content, a very unassuming 19 second videoabout how elephants have “really, really long trunks, and that’s cool.” Entitled “Me At The Zoo,” the clip was uploaded way back in 2007 and features — along with some elephants – YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.

YouTube’s first video

Screenshot: YouTube

Of course, between now and then, YouTube has really taken off. You know that, but the numbers are what really bring it home. On April 23rd 2005, YouTube had 19 seconds of video uploaded per day.

Now, YouTube has one hour of footage uploaded every second at least; that number is from January. It also gets somewhere around 4 billion page views per day.

Video Credit: YouTube/jawed’s channel



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