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YouTube celebrates 10-year anniversary

A decade ago on Thursday YouTube made history when its co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Apr 23 2015, 16:42 IST
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A decade ago on Thursday YouTube made history when its co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video.

The video-sharing site, which now boasts over a billion users, has risen to fame from small beginnings after Karim posted a 19-second clip on elephants and their 'really, really long trunks.'

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YouTube debuted publicly days after that first upload and has since gone from strength to strength, with users from across the globe posting a reported 300 hours of new video every minute of the day (International Business Times), including music clips, cartoons, exercise manuals and movies.

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YouTube was sold to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

According to Tubefilter, YouTube will mark the occasion with a month-long 10th birthday bash starting next week, ahead of its annual Brandcast, with creators including Tyler Oakley, Lilly 'Superwoman' Singh, Dude Perfect and The Slow Mo Guys expected to attend.

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First Published Date: 23 Apr, 16:38 IST
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