Me at the zoo is the first video uploaded by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim to his Jawed account. The video is also the first video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:27PM. The video was followed by the video Extremely short runway 747 takeoff uploaded to the account on June 20, 2005. The video was filmed by YouTuber Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo around the elephant section. In 2008 when the annotation feature was added Jawed posted an annotation stating "can you hear the goat? MEEEEEEEEEEEH!!" on the video.
(At the elephant section at the San Diego Zoo)
- JAWED KARIM: Alright so here we are at the uh..elephants. (turns around and looks at the elephants behind him) Cool thing about these guys is that these guys is that, is that they have really, really, really long um...trunks...and that's..that's cool. (an annotation appears onscreen] Jawed turns around and looks at the elephants again) And that's pretty much all there is to say.
- ↑ Annotation 1: can you hear the goat?
Response from public
The video has gotten mixed responses from many YouTubers. Many have given positive responses, recognizing the video as an important part of YouTube's history. However many others have commented that the video is terrible expecting much more from the first video.
- This is the one of the very few videos on YouTube to have "144p" as a quality choice
- This was the most viewed video on YouTube until late 2009