A decade of cat videos: YouTube turns 10

April 23, 2015 5:46 PM

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A decade of cat videos: YouTube turns 10

The 18-second clip features no cats but a calm Jawed Karim, YouTube co-founder, standing in front of an elephant exhibit discussing the animals' "really, really, really long trunks." Albeit boring, the classic video carries over 19 million views and over 100,000 comments.

YouTube boasts over 1 billion users worldwide; roughly 300 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. It is the medium which many celebrities, including singer Justin Bieber and comedian Bo Burnham, used to make it big in the mainstream. It also was one of the first Internet mediums to he...

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