YouTube turned 5 years old Friday, April 23. Amazing, ain’t it?
Here’s the first video uploaded to YouTube featuring YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo, offering up a “really, really, really” cool fact about elephants.
Apparently Karim’s video was the harbinger of things (stupid, pointless things) to come.
Five years since YouYube came in to being, its content remains pretty consistent — self-absorbed people speaking into a camera about not very much, idiots doing stupid things and getting hurt, wannabe musicians and comedians, and companies taking advantage of someone else’s bandwidth to host their corporate videos.