Like most YouTube videos, it’s so boring that it manages to make 19 seconds feel like a solid two minutes. Karim is the far more interesting story — I love this article in “USA Today” where Karim casually mentions that, even though he’s not considered one of the two guys behind YouTube, it was all his grand idea. But he let the other guys have it because “my only interest was in helping the company get off the ground.” Of course. And Vin Diesel only came back to be in “Fast and Furious” because he really connected with the script.
The First YouTube video. Have you ever wondered how the whole YouTube craze began? Here it is! The first YouTube video features Jawed Karim… who’s like the Brian Dunkleman of YouTube founders… standing at a zoo, talking about an elephant. It was posted on April 23rd, 2005. Don’t expect the revolution to begin immediately…
via 11 Points