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Subject: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/30/17 at 11:17 pm

I thought this would be an interesting topic. What was the first YouTube video you have seen and what did you think of it? What were your impressions of YouTube the first time? For me, this is the first YouTube video I have watched. My first impressions were like"Wow, this is a very funny site! I'll have to check it out some more when I get home.  ;D"  I never thought it would get as big as it is today. I still clearly remember even though it was 11 years ago. I was in school during grade 5 computer lab class and two of my friends showed me it. I discovered YouTube in spring 2006.

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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/30/17 at 11:20 pm

The Cloak (NSFW humor)

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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: #Infinity on 03/30/17 at 11:21 pm

This is the first one I distinctly remember seeing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtpyeLxVkI

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/31/17 at 2:26 am

I can't remember the first Youtube video I watched. But I can recollect some of the earliest ones I remember, and some of them were hilarious af at the time.

Music videos and YT poops.

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Mario Kart DS wi-fi videos

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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:04 am


Music videos and YT poops.

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The YouTube of 2005-2011 seems so primitive and quaint now.

I miss it.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: stefanvh on 03/31/17 at 10:01 am

The very first YouTube video I remember watching was "Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise". Ahhh, good old times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/31/17 at 10:18 am

By the time I started watching Youtube in 2007, this was one of the first videos that I watched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbqvAWdShYU

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: nally on 03/31/17 at 10:36 am

I first remember visiting Youtube in 2006; the vid I watched may or may not still be there (if so, it might have been reuploaded under a new account at a later time). It was the Animaniacs' parody of "Macarena" (entitled "Macadamia").

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 03/31/17 at 11:36 am

I distinctly remember this video being the catalyst of my obsession with YouTube ;D (and the video that trolled me hard :\'()

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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/31/17 at 12:51 pm


I distinctly remember this video being the catalyst of my obsession with YouTube ;D (and the video that trolled me hard :\'()


You didn't discover YouTube until 2008?

Edit: oh never mind it was reuploaded

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Arrowstone on 03/31/17 at 1:03 pm

I really don't remember. It was a vid by friends I think. Or a music vid of Guns n Roses or Van Halen.
I do remember before watching vids on Google Video. Because there was no YouTube.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/31/17 at 2:41 pm


I really don't remember. It was a vid by friends I think. Or a music vid of Guns n Roses or Van Halen.
I do remember before watching vids on Google Video. Because there was no YouTube.


Was it around the time before YouTube existed?

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Arrowstone on 03/31/17 at 2:48 pm


Was it around the time before YouTube existed?


It was around since early 2005. I think Youtube was around later in 2005, but more people knew google back then of course.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 2001 on 03/31/17 at 3:15 pm

It was probably some Runescape video with nu-metal background music, but the first video I distinctly remember watching was The My Humps music video in late 2005 which I won't link.  :-X


I really don't remember. It was a vid by friends I think. Or a music vid of Guns n Roses or Van Halen.
I do remember before watching vids on Google Video. Because there was no YouTube.


There was also Dailymotion, which had full movies and softcore porn.  :-X

Baidu and Youku were best for movies and TV shows though. Actually, they still kind of are. ;D

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/31/17 at 3:20 pm


It was probably some Runescape video with nu-metal background music, but the first video I distinctly remember watching was The My Humps music video in late 2005 which I won't link.  :-X

There was also Dailymotion, which had full movies and softcore porn.  :-X

Baidu and Youku were best for movies and TV shows though. Actually, they still kind of are. ;D


I used to think Dailymotion and AOL video were alternate versions of YouTube, and I remember when you could press the Google video tab and watch YouTube videos through the google site. I wonder if Google video had its own comments too. I'm not sure it's been a long time.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/31/17 at 3:22 pm

I don't remember exactly which one, but I definitely recall watching hilarious random videos, and TV shows.


It was around since early 2005. I think Youtube was around later in 2005, but more people knew google back then of course.



It was probably some Runescape video with nu-metal background music, but the first video I distinctly remember watching was The My Humps music video in late 2005 which I won't link.  :-X

There was also Dailymotion, which had full movies and softcore porn.  :-X

Baidu and Youku were best for movies and TV shows though. Actually, they still kind of are. ;D




I used to think Dailymotion and AOL video were alternate versions of YouTube, and I remember when you could press the Google video tab and watch YouTube videos through the google site. I wonder if Google video had its own comments too. I'm not sure it's been a long time.
What about Vimeo and Metacafe?

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:26 pm

It's weird, but the YouTube of roughly 2005-2011 - or heck, the Internet of 2005-2011 - seems very dated and quaint nowadays.

I never thought Web 2.0 would feel old, but now it feels like it would fit nicely with the Web 1.0 years of 1995-2004, in terms of "oldness".

Social media sucked all the mystery and wonder out of the Internet.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 2001 on 03/31/17 at 3:28 pm


I don't remember exactly which one, but I definitely recall watching hilarious random videos, and TV shows.
What about Vimeo and Metacafe?


Vimeo is still somewhat relevant and still awful.  :-X :-X I remember MetacafĂ© though! :D


I used to think Dailymotion and AOL video were alternate versions of YouTube, and I remember when you could press the Google video tab and watch YouTube videos through the google site. I wonder if Google video had its own comments too. I'm not sure it's been a long time.


Oh yeah, YouTube videos were embedded on Google Videos. I think they still are, I'm not sure.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/31/17 at 3:31 pm


What about Vimeo and Metacafe?


I never thought of those as "alternate" YouTube sites. Those felt like it had its own theme of videos.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/31/17 at 3:33 pm


Vimeo is still somewhat relevant and still awful.  :-X :-X I remember MetacafĂ© though! :D

Oh yeah, YouTube videos were embedded on Google Videos. I think they still are, I'm not sure.
Did you have a bad experience with Vimeo?

No. Google Video doesn't exist anymore. Youtube pretty much replaced it.


I never thought of those as "alternate" YouTube sites. Those felt like it had its own theme of videos.
Probably so since they both have/had mature content.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Lizardmatum on 03/31/17 at 3:33 pm

At a friends house the first Youtube video I think I saw was a Lego Star Wars animation that someone had made and uploaded that had been featured on the lego site back in 2007 It was called an average death star day. I  thought the site was cool as back then it was all about people making their own videos or at least seemed to be.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 03/31/17 at 3:52 pm


It was probably some Runescape video with nu-metal background music, but the first video I distinctly remember watching was The My Humps music video in late 2005 which I won't link.  :-X

There was also Dailymotion, which had full movies and softcore porn.
  :-X

Baidu and Youku were best for movies and TV shows though. Actually, they still kind of are. ;D


Dailymotion came on the scene the same year as YouTube did.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 03/31/17 at 3:58 pm

I know my first video was something Michael Jackson. In general with just about every video service I just started off with him.

Except Dailymotion. The first video I watched on there was Prince's Little Red Corvette video. I remember than because it was right after Prince had all his videos yanked off Youtube. (a short while later, I got fed up with the little Purple noisemaker and went back to 3T)  ::)

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/31/17 at 6:24 pm


What about Vimeo and Metacafe?


Metacafe hasn't been a popular video alternative site at all. I don't even think a lot of people go there since it was launched.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/31/17 at 6:26 pm


It's weird, but the YouTube of roughly 2005-2011 - or heck, the Internet of 2005-2011 - seems very dated and quaint nowadays.

I never thought Web 2.0 would feel old, but now it feels like it would fit nicely with the Web 1.0 years of 1995-2004, in terms of "oldness".

Social media sucked all the mystery and wonder out of the Internet.


YouTube before Google+ was really different. You could have a cool username with no problem, you could use another email provider besides Gmail, you could actually customize your channel with color schemes and backgrounds, and you also didn't have so many terrible YouTubers that got famous only for money.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/31/17 at 6:29 pm

I don't even remember what was the first YouTube video that I watched. However, it was maybe the video of the 2 Chinese boys in the Yao Ming jerseys singing "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys or "Chocolate Rain". So it was in 2006 or 2007.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/31/17 at 6:52 pm

I remember now, it kept coming back to me when I was thinking about this thread. Users like "NigaHiga" or "iJustine" were some of classic Youtuber's I'd encounter.

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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/17 at 7:32 pm

I don't remember.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/01/17 at 12:47 am

I miss the days when you searched up hey and this showed up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_CSo1gOd48

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: nally on 04/01/17 at 12:47 am


I don't remember exactly which one, but I definitely recall watching hilarious random videos, and TV shows.

Over the years I have looked for such clips as well, particularly hilarious gaffes and things of that nature.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/01/17 at 2:16 am

This was one of the first videos I watched on YouTube...  :-[

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5PoW7_kdA

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/01/17 at 3:37 am

It was probably a Nigahiga video, that Korean/Asian kid that's funny!  :)  ;D

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/01/17 at 4:48 am

I searched for the first YT video that I remembered watching and to my surprise after the all these years.......it's blocked in the USA because of copyright ( >:( DAMMIT). The video was uploaded on June 25, 2005 by "Cow". However, since that video is blocked I found a reupload from a different channel.

Here it is:
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Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/01/17 at 5:05 am


I know my first video was something Michael Jackson. In general with just about every video service I just started off with him.

Except Dailymotion. The first video I watched on there was Prince's Little Red Corvette video. I remember than because it was right after Prince had all his videos yanked off Youtube. (a short while later, I got fed up with the little Purple noisemaker and went back to 3T)  ::)


What video was it?

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/01/17 at 2:45 pm

The first time I ever watched a video on YouTube was in late January 2006. I remember because it just about a week or two before I made my account on this site. I was doing a Google search trying to look up the lyrics for a song, and wound up finding a link to the music video on YouTube. That was the first time I had ever heard of the site, and was completely blown away by how much was on there already at that time.

Unfortunately, I can't remember what song it was.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/01/17 at 3:07 pm


You didn't discover YouTube until 2008?

Edit: oh never mind it was reuploaded


It wasn't the first video I remember watching on YouTube, but it was definitely the one that launched my daily usage of the site (something I still do to this day). It was during the summer I was entering 7th grade and around when I started to go through puberty (started to hit my first growth spurt, growing hair, started to relentlessly swear, etc ;D) so this video in a weird way represented the beginning of my adolescence.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/01/17 at 3:14 pm


The first time I ever watched a video on YouTube was in late January 2006. I remember because it just about a week or two before I made my account on this site. I was doing a Google search trying to look up the lyrics for a song, and wound up finding a link to the music video on YouTube. That was the first time I had ever heard of the site, and was completely blown away by how much was on there already at that time.

Unfortunately, I can't remember what song it was.

Yeah same it was kind of like a dream come true at the time. The fact that I can search any video I wanted to see rather than sifting through VHS/DVDs to find a scene of a show I remember. I was hooked onto the site right away and still am 11 years later.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: YuYuYuuki on 04/05/17 at 2:25 pm

Barney's on Fire in 2006 when I was ten years old. I also remember watching McRoll'd when I was thirteen.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 2:31 pm

It was a Halloween prank video around early 2006 that my mom showed me.

First one I watched on my own was also in 2006, it was a LEGO stop motion video. I watched a lot of those for a few years. ;D

First YouTuber I subbed to was nigahiga in late 2007, I think. 2006-2010 were my YouTube peak years, that's when I watched it the most.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 2:39 pm


It was a Halloween prank video around early 2006 that my mom showed me.

First one I watched on my own was also in 2006, it was a LEGO stop motion video. I watched a lot of those for a few years. ;D

First YouTuber I subbed to was nigahiga in late 2007, I think. 2006-2010 were my YouTube peak years, that's when I watched it the most.


Same here, except I watched it more in 2007-2010.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:23 pm

How many channels is everyone subscribed to these days?

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 5:29 pm


How many channels is everyone subscribed to these days?


I only watch videos from people that frequently upload videos, at least from my subscription box. It's not as exciting as it used to be.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: nally on 04/05/17 at 5:50 pm


How many channels is everyone subscribed to these days?

I am not actually "subscribed" to any YT Channels (especially since I don't have an account there), but there are some that I visit frequently.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:51 pm


I only watch videos from people that frequently upload videos, at least from my subscription box. It's not as exciting as it used to be.


I have 6 channels that I subscribed to.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 5:53 pm


I only watch videos from people that frequently upload videos, at least from my subscription box. It's not as exciting as it used to be.

I'm the same.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 7:03 pm


I have 6 channels that I subscribed to.


I'm subscribed to 90, but I only watch the videos that seem interesting to me.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 7:37 pm


How many channels is everyone subscribed to these days?

24

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 7:40 pm

I'm subscribed to 29 channels on the YooToobz :P.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/17 at 5:14 am


I'm subscribed to 90, but I only watch the videos that seem interesting to me.


90 channels? How do you have the time to watch them all? :o

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/17 at 5:16 am


24


I'm subscribed to:
Buzzfeed
Epic Meal Time
Whatculture
General Gerry
Enter The Arena
College Humor

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/06/17 at 12:13 pm

When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/06/17 at 12:44 pm


When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".

For me, I created my YouTube account on December 18, 2012 (I was 13).

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: fusefan on 04/06/17 at 12:52 pm


When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".
Yeah, I made my first youtube account on April 19, 2006 for the same reason. I don't remember the exact first youtube video I watched but it was sometime around November or December of 2005.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/06/17 at 1:06 pm


When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".

Summer 2006 for me too. But I have had like 10 accounts since then and don't know my username or remember my login.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: 2001 on 04/06/17 at 1:36 pm


When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".


December 25, 2007, long after I got on YouTube. I created it for the same reason as you. I don't know what violent Christmas video that was. ;D

I just checked, and I also have had my Gmail since July 12, 2006, a while before the public launch in February 2007. I was one of the hip kids with the invite codes.  8)

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/17 at 4:56 pm


When did everybody here create their first account on YouTube? I created my account on July 3, 2006. I'd already been going on YT for about six months at the time, but I finally went ahead and created an account at that time so I could watch videos flagged for "adult content".


I think I created mine in June 2006, after that I created music folders with a 200 video limit.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/17 at 4:57 pm


Summer 2006 for me too. But I have had like 10 accounts since then and don't know my username or remember my login.


Could you look it up?  ???

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/06/17 at 9:42 pm


Could you look it up?  ???

Unfortunately not.  :(

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/07/17 at 7:19 am


December 25, 2007, long after I got on YouTube. I created it for the same reason as you. I don't know what violent Christmas video that was. ;D

I just checked, and I also have had my Gmail since July 12, 2006, a while before the public launch in February 2007. I was one of the hip kids with the invite codes.  8)


I've had Gmail for a couple of years since one of my other home pages went out of business so then I decided to get a new e-mail provider and I've been using Gmail ever since.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: nally on 04/07/17 at 12:24 pm


I've had Gmail for a couple of years since one of my other home pages went out of business so then I decided to get a new e-mail provider and I've been using Gmail ever since.

I've been using Gmail for almost ten years now, as my primary personal email. I also know that Google is connected with Youtube.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/07/17 at 2:45 pm


I've been using Gmail for almost ten years now, as my primary personal email. I also know that Google is connected with Youtube.


Yes, I've noticed that.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/07/17 at 3:59 pm

I got my Gmail in June or July 2010, so it's going be 7 years of Gmail for me in a few months.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: nally on 04/07/17 at 10:34 pm


Yes, I've noticed that.

Yeah, a lot of individual web site domains are owned by one "parent" domain.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/08/17 at 5:02 am


I got my Gmail in June or July 2010, so it's going be 7 years of Gmail for me in a few months.


How do you like Gmail?

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/08/17 at 5:03 am


Yeah, a lot of individual web site domains are owned by one "parent" domain.


Like Go.com is now owned by Disney.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 10:10 am


How do you like Gmail?

I like Gmail. I think it's better than other forms of email like Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/08/17 at 10:24 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h16BXCu48XM

I was a huge Spyro fan.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Howard on 04/08/17 at 5:02 pm


I like Gmail. I think it's better than other forms of email like Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.


I like Gmail too, It's quicker and faster than the other one I had a couple of years before.

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/03/17 at 12:40 am

Here's another one (warning, NSFW language).

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This video was how I got introduced to the epic anthem that is "We Built This City". 8)

Subject: Re: What was the first YouTube video you've watched?

Written By: Sita0 on 05/06/17 at 5:38 am

I didn't have high-speed internet when YouTube came out. I'd heard about it a lot from my friends, and I must've watched it a bit at their houses when I went over. No specific recollection of what videos, though. At school, we had good internet, but they blocked YouTube at the time. However, we found out that teachers didn't have the sites blocked, so one day we convinced our teacher during a school party to let us play YouTube videos, and it being the golden age of the Rickroll, we saw a lot of "Never Gonna Give You Up." Good times.

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