Lost Media Archive

Jawed Karim (জাবেদ করিম) (born October 28th, 1979) is an internet entrepreneur most well known for co-founding YouTube with Steven Chen and Chad Hurley in 2005. He created his YouTube channel on April 23rd, 2005 (with the site's domain first registering two months prior), and the first video he uploaded was named "Me at the zoo". This was the first video ever uploaded on the site, and as of February 2020, it has reached 85 million views. He also worked on PayPal, and many of its core components, including its real-time anti-internet fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.

Karim uploaded many videos to YouTube over the years. However, he also had a habit for deleting them (often very shortly after uploading), and eventually every video except "Me at the zoo" was removed. Curious people have since been searching through caches, archives, and re-uploads to find the removed videos.


A large chunk of Jawed's videos have been recovered, but the remaining videos have since been lost.