[A Walk Down Memory Lane] What's the First Video You Watched on YouTube?

  1. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Apr 30, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , Apr 30, 2021 :
    Hey guys!
    In the early months of 2005, two friends hosted a dinner party. After the party was over, just like usual, they wanted to share videos of the party. The hosts (Chad Hurley and Steve Chen) found that sharing videos at that time was inefficient, unnecessarily complicated and a really slow process.
    What did they do? Along with Javed Karim they developed a website which is now an integral part of our lives and we can't even think of spending our day without it - YouTube.com :cool:
    (Old YouTube logo)
    Over the years, YouTube has grown a lot, and we all have seen that growth with our own eyes.
    Now, over 720,000 hours of video are uploaded daily on YouTube, more than 1 Billion hours of videos are watched daily on YouTube, and it is now the second-most popular Social Media platform in the world!:eek:
    It gave people a place to watch, learn, and get entertained with unthinkable number of videos.😉
    It gave content creators a place to showcase their talents and earn revenue. It is common for people to create and maintain a YouTube channel as a part of their daily work and as a primary medium of livelihood and earning.
    (Number of searches of How-To' videos grew significantly in 2020)

    Sure, I know how money-minded it has become with the introduction of the large unskippable ads and the introduction of YouTube premium. But we can't deny that over the years, the service it has given - bringing people together, reducing the distance between various parts of the world by virtually connecting them with each other and giving people a smooth, fast and reliable (yeah I know about the server failure of 2020) platform for entertainment and learning.;)
    (YouTube increases the frequency of Ads and brings in YouTube premium)

    Over the many years, I have watched soooo many videos on YouTube that it's totally impossible to remember which was the video I first watched when I discovered the wonderful platform of YouTube.
    So, my question to you is -
    What was the first video you watched on YouTube?
    As usual, I don't want you to dig up on your YouTube history and go 10 years back (or even further) to find an embarrassing search. But there's a feature you can use -
    1. Go to Google Activity (YouTube)
    2. Click on "Filter by date"
    3. Now, choose a custom date with the lower limit set as the year you joined YouTube.
    4. Now scroll down to see the first video you watched.

    I watched this video on the day I discovered YouTube (I know I was late) 🤣

    Thanks for reading!
    Found the easter egg?:rolleyes:
    Looking forward to some funny videos which you all watched in the early days of YouTube!:D

  2. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Apr 30, 2021

    Dresa91 , Apr 30, 2021 :
    Great thread:)
    I deactivated most of the Google trackers:p
    So I don’t have a YouTube history:p

  3. KaranRIyer
    KitKat Apr 30, 2021

    KaranRIyer , Apr 30, 2021 :
    Nice thread. Unfortunately as Andreas says below even i have disabled my history so there's no way i would know for certain which one i saw first anyway

    Great minds think alike 😏😉

  4. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Apr 30, 2021

    Dresa91 , Apr 30, 2021 :
    Yeah 🙋🏼‍♂️💪🏼😅

  5. Tilak G.
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 30, 2021

    Tilak G. , Apr 30, 2021 :
    Hey Yash, This is Supercool thread.
    Indeed, YouTube is the most impacting Social platform.
    I started using YT around 2012 when my cousin brother introduced me to it. I don't remember which was the first video back I watched back then. After I got my Own Google account. This was my first youtube video to watch.
    Thanks for the thread.

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  6. Dhruv Kashyap
    Jelly Bean May 1, 2021

    Dhruv Kashyap , May 1, 2021 :
    Count me in too :)
    The best I could find was
    upload_2021-5-1_18-23-18.png [/Spoiller]

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  7. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 May 1, 2021

  8. Gor.V
    KitKat May 1, 2021

    Gor.V , May 1, 2021 :
    Previous emails no longer exist thus extremely tough to recall😄


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  10. AlwaysOneplus
    Gingerbread May 3, 2021

  11. SJBoss
    Lollipop May 3, 2021

    SJBoss , May 3, 2021 :
    Unless you use Vanced :rolleyes: I moved from Vanced to premium recently, regret nothing.

    I Probably watched some Shakira music video, but all activity is disabled so 🤷‍♂️

  12. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 May 3, 2021

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  13. meatandy
    Oreo May 3, 2021

    meatandy , May 3, 2021 :
    OH , That's an easy one @MKBHD of course.

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  14. catizia
    Cupcake May 3, 2021

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  15. cloud360
    Cupcake May 4, 2021

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    Cupcake May 4, 2021

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  17. PhotoPicker
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus TV U1S May 4, 2021

    PhotoPicker , May 4, 2021 :

    Thanks for the thread @Yash Pratap Singh
    I clearly don't remember which was my first video on YouTube. I think it might be some music album, or some DIY stuff. I've no Idea!!

  18. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop May 4, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , May 4, 2021 :
    Safety is the first priority, cool ;)
    Lol, nice
    Oooh, that's a tragedy :eek:
    Me! :p
    Atleast any guesses? :)
    Yeah - that was the craze :rolleyes:
    Of course :p...I wasn't much into tech at that time :oops:
    That's early, compared to other indian houses 😉
    How are music videos always the first ones in everyone's past YouTube videos 😅

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