The video, which has an even older upload date than the video known as YouTube’s first video, became the agenda on social media. However, the truth of the matter was completely different from what was supposed.
A claim has been made that turned the internet world upside down, that the first video on YouTube was actually “Me at the zooIt has been suggested that it was not. The claim was actually partially true. But this was not a new discovery, but a mistake.
The video in question, which was shared on YouTube as the ‘real first video’, appeared to have been uploaded on April 5, 2005. The ‘apparent’ upload date of the video was actually due to a bug on YouTube.
That trending video on YouTube:
“Welcome to YouTube!” 48-second fake video titled, the founders of the platform On behalf of Chad Hurley, Steven Chen and Jawed Karim was giving place. It was also shown that the video was uploaded by a user named “jawed”.
However, the video had some errors even at the very beginning. The now-corrected user “enn” appears to have signed up for YouTube in September 2005, 5 months after the video was uploaded. The reason for this was stated as “the registration date of the account was also affected during the database update”.
Another mistake was the quality of the video. YouTube, where you watch the video 480p resolution support Brought it in 2008. But the real fault lay in the source code of the page.
The source codes of the page with the YouTube video showed the upload date of the video as January 25, 2023. In other words, the uploader managed to show the video date old by taking advantage of a vulnerability on the platform.
Here’s a statement on the subject from YouTube:
Speaking to The Verge, YouTube representative Kimberly Taylor explained that the problem that led to the date change they are aware of and that they are trying to fix it. Taylor also emphasized that the first video will always be “Me at the zoo,” which was uploaded on April 23, 2005.
YouTube fixed the issue that caused the video date to be changed, and the real upload date of the fake video started showing.