Me at the Zoo by Nathan Nguyen

-'Me at the Zoo' is a 19 second video featuring Jawed Karim in front of a few elephants at the San Diego Zoo and recorded by Karim’s high school friend, Yakov Lapitsky

-The video is rather dull and awkward but its historical significance is undeniable

-First video ever to be created and published on YouTube on the 23rd of April, 2005

-YouTube is an American video hosting service website

-Created by 3 PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in February, 2005.

YouTube Founders: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim

-The ability to create and post videos as well as watch, rate and comment on them

-Types of videos include video blogging, product reviews, tutorials, gaming videos, comedy skits, unboxing videos, educational videos and absolutely so much more

-YouTube has huge rate of 300 hours of videos being uploaded per minute, 4,950,000,000 videos viewed every day and 3.25 billion hours of videos viewed each month

In October 2006, Google bought YouTube for around 1.65 billion USD making it Google's second largest acquisition

How did YouTube impact the internet?

-Back before YouTube, the internet lacked websites for visual entertainment in which YouTube filled the gaping hole in the internet for a video sharing facility

-Me at the Zoo played a pivotal role in fundamentally altering how people consumed media.

The freedom for anyone to upload anything they desire, it was the start of a tsunami of homemade video content

-There were videos for everyone to watch in any kind of interest they had, possibilities were pretty much endless

-As soon as YouTube released it changed the world in many fields but more of entertainment massively

Did YouTube ruin T.V viewing?

The spread of YouTube's videos was greater than conventional media as videos could be reached to over 200 countries

-YouTube was a cheaper alternative for entertainment unlike T.V as it was expensive to possess

The bigger audience in today's world is among the younger generations, YouTube was good for them as they wanted to watch anything at anytime of their choices of devices

-In the end, YouTube didn't completely ruin T.V viewing as there are still some T.V users to this day but not as much as YouTube's audiences

Thank You! :)

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