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What Was the First YouTube Video About?
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A Visit to the San Diego Zoo

Answer: A Visit to the San Diego Zoo

The very first video uploaded to YouTube, all the way back in April of 2005, was a simple 19 second video of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim visiting the San Diego Zoo. The video is notable entirely for the fact that it was the first video uploaded to YouTube and otherwise is one of millions of goofy, meandering videos on the gigantic video sharing site. Since then, that first video has received over 6,000,000 views and YouTube has gone on to become the most popular video sharing service on the internet with over 24 hours of video uploaded every minute of every day.

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