1. Posted on 12 January, 2012

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    Reblogged from newyorker

    The FIRST ever YouTube video.


    Will Robert Kyncl and YouTube Revolutionize Television?

    On the evening of April 23, 2005, Karim uploaded the first video [above] to YouTube—an eighteen-second clip of him, standing in front of the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, wearing an ill-fitting hiking jacket. He says, “The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks, and that’s cool,” smirks a little, and ends with “And that’s pretty much all there is to say.” Civilization would never be the same.

    - In this week’s issue: YouTube wants to change the face of television. John Seabrook talks to the two men mapping out the future of TV: http://nyr.kr/yDrODs