First YouTube Video: “Me at the zoo”

Added to the Museum of Data by Megan LeStum on Monday, April 19, 2021. Museum of Data Collection ID: 799.

Public description: “Me at the zoo” is the first video to have ever been uploaded to YouTube. Jawed Karim uploaded the video on April 23rd, 2005 during the beta launch of the YouTube platform; YouTube officially launched December 15th, 2005. It is an 18 second clip of Jawed explaining that the length of elephant trunks is “cool”.

Materials used: mp4 file and URL

Credit: jawed YouTube channel

Language: English

Size: 240p, 18 seconds

Creation date: 2005/04/23 00:00:00

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