History of YouTube

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YouTube Dating Site (Early 2005)

YouTube started out as a dating site, where people would upload videos of themselves and other people would view them. Were not sure if this setting was ever live or not, but images exist of this feature. Let us know if you know the answer.

First Video Uploaded (April 2005)

The first video uploaded, as you may know, was uploaded by one of the YouTube owners, Jawed Karim, at 8:27 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2005. It was a 19-second video that was about how the elephants at the San Diego Zoo have "really, really, really long trunks."