The first YouTube video turns 8 today!

Happy birthday to the first YouTube video ever uploaded!

Me at the Zoo features YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, as he tries to explain why elephants are cool.

To date, the video has received more than 10.5 million views.

YouTube in numbers

  • Created in February 2005 (Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim)
  • 1 billion unique monthly visitors
  • 10% of all Internet traffic
  • 4 billion hours of video watched monthly
  • 72 hours of video uploaded every minute
  • Available on hundreds of millions of devices

(Source: YouTube Press Page)

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