YouTube is officially a teenager today, which sounds about right

The first YouTube video, an 18-second clip with more than 48 million views, not much action and exactly a genital overtone, was uploaded 13 years ago today. The now teen platform may have started as a dating site, but since then it has expanded its role to include everything from viral videos to a platform for influential people who can be ruined in front of the entire world. That's wild, given how domesticated their first video is.

In this historical artifact, aptly titled "I at the Zoo," YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim stands in front of two elephants, explaining that "they really have really, really … logs. great. "(He adds that this is" all there is to say ", which is definitely not the way YouTube turned out and a flagrant affront to the elephants, which, among other things, he can paint, mourn and bury loved ones)

The video description also says that Darude's "Sand Storm" is playing somewhere in the background, but it's impossible to distinguish it from all the background noise. I guess that's good if Karim expected to monetize this video.