YouTube was sold one year after its creation, for 1.65 billion dollars. It’s hard to believe it’s been so long since the first video was uploaded. So when was YouTube created?

When did YouTube Start

When was YouTube created?

YouTube was created on February 14th, 2005 in San Mateo, California by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. The three founders knew each other from working together at another Internet start up, PayPal.

The very first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23rd, 2005 at 3:27:12 UTC by the site’s co-founder, Jawed Karim, with username “jawed,” entitled “Me at the zoo.” Can you guess what happens next?

The very first YouTube video

Oh, has it evolved. Now with over 23 million channels, 5 billion videos are watched per day. This has become quite the resource for any one trying to learn anything, but especially filmmakers...


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