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
Size: 240p, 18 seconds
Creation date: 2005/04/23 00:00:00
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw