Few days ago, Youtube marked the 10-year anniversay of the first video to hit YouTube, which was posted by the video service’s co-founder Jawed Karim.
A lot has changed in that decade. Google bought the online video service, which has opened up an entire industry of digital entertainment companies and a new definition of TV for young audiences. In that decade the quality of YouTube videos has expanded to include TV-style online-only shows and clips from actual TV shows.
But the original video — which is still available on the site and can be seen above — shows YouTube’s roots as a place for anyone to broadcast anything. Even if that means standing in front of some elephants, talking about how long their trunks are.
Here’s the First Video Uploaded to YouTube 10 Years Ago Today: