Today marks the 10th anniversary of a pivotal point in Internet history: The official birth of YouTube.
A decade ago today, YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video to the site and unknowingly ushered in the beginning of a new era.
Titled “Me at the zoo,” the clip documents, as the name implies, Karim's trip to the zoo. The video was posted while the site was still in beta mode. Weeks later, in May 2005, YouTube went live.
The rest, as they say, is history.
In just 10 short years, YouTube became one of the most pervasive and popular media sources in Internet history.
Owned by Google, the site is home to a whopping one billion users, who collectively upload an average of 300 hours of video every minute.
From everyone here at Elite Daily: Congratulations, YouTube!