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#TBT: Here's the First Video Uploaded to YouTube 10 Years Ago Today

Co-Founder Jawed Karim Stands in Front of Elephants Discussing Their Trunks

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Today marks the 10-year anniversay of the first video to hit YouTube, which was posted by the video service's co-founder Jawed Karim.

A lot has changed in that decade. Google bought the online video service, which has opened up an entire industry of digital entertainment companies and a new definition of TV for young audiences. In that decade the quality of YouTube videos has expanded to include TV-style online-only shows and clips from actual TV shows. But the original video -- which is still available on the site and can be seen above -- shows YouTube's roots as a place for anyone to broadcast anything. Even if that means standing in front of some elephants, talking about how long their trunks are.

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