Thursday marked 10th Anniversary of 1st Video Ever Uploaded on You Tube

Thursday marked 10th Anniversary of 1st Video Ever Uploaded on You Tube

The first ever video uploaded on You Tube was on April 23, 2005 by Jawed Karim, who founded the company with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. It was the 10th anniversary on Thursday of the same video titled, ‘Me at the zoo’.

In the video, Karim has talked about the elephants at the San Diego Zoo. “Cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really really long, um, trunks. And that's cool”, he said in the clip.

The video comprises of Karim standing in front of the elephants and talking for merely 18 seconds. The duration of video is nothing when compared to production uploaded on regular basis on the service today.

What has not changed in these 10 years is that the clip still clearly depicts what You Tube is best at and it is a place where anyone can post a video on any topic. The first You Tube video had more than 20 million views.

As per Brokerage Cowen & Co, YouTube's daily views will reach 7.9 billion by the end of the year and will lead to $5.9 billion in revenue. Now, many social media sites have also been deriving the advantage of the video-sharing.

On Wednesday, Facebook said that its users were viewing 4 billion videos a day. In January, the count was 3 billion and in September, it was just 1 billion. Majority of the analysts have affirmed that video advertising can be considered as one of the most promising areas for revenue growth for Facebook.

Brokerage Cowen & Co has estimated that Facebook’s revenue from video advertising will reach around $1 billion this year. The brokerage said that the Facebook’s video consumption growth is taking place at an enormous rate.

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