It has been 10 years of epicness! Happy Birthday Youtube!
1. Founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal
|Steve, Chad and Jawed|
2. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005
3. Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance. He could not easily find the video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site..... wooottt!!
4. Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service.
5. Their early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
6. The first YouTube video was titled Me at the zoo, and shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo
p/s: When I was young, 2006... I thought YouTube spelled as YourTube. :)