YouTube, MeTube: Israeli Artist Reveals the Inner Workings of the Internet Video Database

When we watch YouTube, YouTube watches us back. The artist and writer Boaz Levin explains why the first clip posted to the popular website could be considered the first 'selfie.'

Jawed Karim appears in a 20-second video filmed at the elephant compound of the San Diego Zoo. "All right, so here we are at the, uhh, elephants," he says to the camera. "Cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks. And that's, that's cool. And that's pretty much all there is to say."