Channel co-founder Jawed Karim first YouTuber
They founded the YouTube video sharing website. YouTube’s first ever video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim on 23 April 2005.
The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was “Jawed” created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim. The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 93 channels have exceeded 10 billion views as of November 2019.
Youtube First Video uploaded by Jawed Karim Image Wikipedia.
they founded the YouTube video sharing website. YouTube’s first ever video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim on 23 April 2005.
After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University while acting as an adviser to YouTube. When the site was introduced in February 2005, Karim agreed not to be an employee and simply be an informal adviser, and that he was focusing on his studies. As a result, he took a much lower share in the company compared to Hurley and Chen. Because of his smaller role in the company, Karim was mostly unknown to the public as the third founder until YouTube was acquired by Google in 2006. Despite his lower share in the company, the purchase was still large enough that he received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google’s closing stock price at the time…(Wikipedia)
In October 2006, Karim gave a lecture about the history of YouTube at the University of Illinois annual ACM Conference entitled YouTube From Concept to Hyper growth. Karim returned again to the University of Illinois in May 2007 as the 136th and youngest Commencement Speaker in the school’s history.
In March 2008, Karim launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures with partners Keith Rabois and Kevin Hartz. Karim is one of Airbnb’s first investors, investing in the company’s initial seed round in April 2009.
Social media video platform
Since YouTube is widely conceived as a bottom-up social media video platform, microcelebrities do not appear to be involved with the established and commercial system of celebrity culture but rather appear self-governed and independent. This appearance, in turn, leads to YouTubers being seen as more relatable and authentic, also fostered by the direct connection between artist and viewer using the medium of YouTube.
In a 2014 survey conducted by the University of Southern California among 13-18 year-olds in the United States on whether 10 YouTube celebrities or 10 traditional celebrities were more influential, YouTube personalities took the first five spots of the ranking, with Smosh ranking as most influential. When repeated in 2015, the survey found six YouTubers on the first ranks, with KSI ranked as most influential.
Several prominent YouTubers and their influence were subjects for scientific studies, such as Zoella and PewDiePie. Because of this level of influence, Robert Hovden argued for the creation of a new index similar to the g-index and h-index to evaluate a person’s output and impact on YouTube.