The First Video Uploaded to YouTube Turns 5?!

It’s hard to believe the first video was uploaded to YouTube only five years ago. Now there is 24 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.

The first video uploaded to YouTube is titled “Me at the zoo.” It features the user at the San Diego Zoo talked for 19 seconds about elephant tusks. Although the content is not the most interesting, the video led millions of others to upload their content to the site making it the most popular video sharing website.

How are you using YouTube these days? Are you using YouTube differently in 2010 than you were in 2005? Tell us everything. 🙂

5 thoughts on “The First Video Uploaded to YouTube Turns 5?!

  1. I think Youtube is amazing as a video sharing platform, but it’s also become a soap box for every one with an opinion, even if it is about getting their political views across on a video about anything but politics.

  2. I love pretty much every viral video I’ve ever seen on YouTube (think Kelly “shoes”, jk wedding dance, etc) and I use it personally for uploading videos of my kids so the grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. from far and wide can see them without downloading and crashing their ancient computers. I think (hope) I have my account set so only people I can invite to view them can….this FB privacy chatter has me nervous. I’ll check now.

  3. I think it’s really cool how YouTube has literally catapulted people to stardom (ex: Justin Bieber)…I’m sure YouTube will become more and more of a powerful force as it continues to grow over the next few years

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