Yep, according to co-founder Jawed Karimbefore it morphed into the go-to video sharing service, it was pitched as a "new kind of dating site" with an atrociously lame tagline: Tune in, Hook Up. It was originally conceived as a place where people could upload personal ads via video -- trouble was, there were very few users, and even fewer videos the now-famous first YouTube video of Karim at the zoo notwithstanding. Because any videos were better than no videos, Karim started uploading random clips of s taking off and landing, just so there was something there to watch even he admits it didn't make any sense.
Right from newspapers in to modern online dating apps today, people have been using media to propel their love life and relationships. It is interesting how dating through media has evolved through the ages. Today dating websites are frequented often by many men and women who want to get involved with their potential significant other.
Please refresh the page and retry. I t's one of the most-visited sites in the world, but YouTube didn't always plan on being an all-conquering video portal. The platform was originally destined to be a dating sitedesigned for singles to upload videos of themselves talking about what they were looking for in a partner, according to co-founder Steve Chen, talking at South by Southwest in Texas.
YouTube is huge and immensely popular among global viewers. You definitely don't have any idea that the video content uploaded to YouTube every two months or 60 days is more content than the three U. Well, we bet you didn't know about this.
By Mark Prigg For Dailymail. It is one of the biggest sites in the world with over a billion users, but YouTube began life as a dating site, one its co-founders has revealed. Steve Chen, speaking at the South by Southwest in Austin to launch his news food video site Nom, said it was conceived on Valentine's day - but five days later, had not attracted a single user.
The world's largest video site has romantic roots, says co-founder Steve Chen. Guess what day the YouTube domain name was registered? Long before Tinder made swiping a thing for matchmaking apps, there was a little-known video site trying to play cupid to the Internet generation: YouTube.
What you might not know about it is how it started off life as a dating site called Tune in, Hook Upand registered the domain name on 14 February. When he and his other co-founders Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim were creating the site, they felt the obvious application for video was to use it for dating, according to CNet. When Karmin struggled to find footage of either event, he proposed the idea to his co-founders and the site became what it is today.
Screengrab from Karim's archived YouTube page. These are now deleted. A decade ago today, Jawed Karim uploaded "Me at the zoo" to his brand new dating website, www.
YouTube is huge. Humongous, even. More video content is uploaded to YouTube in a 60 day period than the three major U.