YouTube Turns 5; Watch Its First Video

First one was posted five years ago today
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2010 12:10 PM CDT

They grow up so fast. YouTube celebrates a birthday of sorts today; its first video was uploaded exactly 5 years ago, Mashable recalls. Since then it's grown into a big, strong corporate subsidiary, but we still can't resist pinching its cheek and reminding it how cute it was when it was a baby—and consisted entirely of this boring-ass video of co-founder Jawed Karim watching elephants at the zoo. Enjoy your 19 seconds of embarrassing Internet history. (More YouTube stories.)

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