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The first YouTube video uploaded
Originally shared by Tommy Coughlin
„Me at the zoo is the first video ever to be uploaded to YouTube. It was uploaded at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005, by Jawed Karim, one of the co-founders of the site, under the username „jawed”. Described by The Observer as „poor-quality”, the video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo; it features Karim in front of the elephants, explaining how interesting their „really, really, really long trunks” are, and is 20 seconds long”.