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YouTube's First Video Uploaded Five Years Ago Today Although YouTube's birthday is officially February 14, 2005, the first video was actually uploaded to the site exactly five years ago, on April 23, 2005. The video is titled "Me at the zoo." It was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and it's only 19 seconds long, showing one of YouTube's founders, Jawed Karim, at the San Diego Zoo. The video doesn't look like much, but it sparked a revolution; by July 2006, more than 65,000 videos were uploaded to the site every day. In October that same year Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion — a reminder of how fast things move in the age of the Internet. See the first ever YouTube video below.

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Face-to-face time makes us happier than Facebook - News, Gadgets The Happiness Barometer, conducted in 16 countries across the globe, was based on the Coca-Cola Happiness Index, which surveyed between 500 to 1,000 people per country. Almost two-fifths, or 40 per cent, of those surveyed said catching up with their loved ones after work was the happiest time of their day, while more than 20 per cent said they were happiest when eating with their families. By contrast, only 5 per cent said they were happiest when connecting with friends online, and even less - 2 per cent - said the first text message of the day made them joyful. Families and partners were, by far, the biggest source of happiness for almost 80 per cent of those surveyed, with friends coming up next at 15 per cent. "Despite our celebrity driven culture, fame is not likely in itself to be a primary source of happiness.

England <div id="blq-no-js-banner"><p>For a better experience on your device, try our <a href=" site</a>.</p></div> Accessibility links BBC navigation England In association with Top 10 YouTube Tips for Small Businesses This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Video can be a very powerful tool for businesses of any size, but YouTube's free-to-use model, ease of use and mass market audience means it's a great channel for small businesses. However, like any tool, in order to get the most of it, it needs to be used well. Why Retention Should Be Your Top Priority in Social Media Market Jeremy Richardson heads up Business Development at Mixpanel, Inc. a real-time analytics service that helps companies understand how users behave with web applications. Everyone in social media knows that virality is the number one metric to track if you want to be a success. If a game goes viral, then there’s no stopping it, right? On the surface, this may seem correct.

How a 40,000+ Employee Company Trains its Employees on Social Me If you need further evidence that social media is here to stay in the corporate world, look no further than Telstra, the Australian telecom giant. The 40,000+ person company makes social media training mandatory for its employees and formalized a policy of “3Rs” - responsibility, respect and representation. Taking things a step further, today the company is trying something about as transparent as it gets – publishing their entire social media training guide online, so that anyone can check it out, learn and critique.We got a chance to take a look at the guide, which takes the form of a comic book but also includes narration from a speaker (in a cool Australian accent too). It starts with the very basics – like “what is Facebook?”

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media Olivia Mitchell is a presentation trainer and blogger. Her blog has a wealth of presentation tips and she has written a free eBook, "How to Present with Twitter and Other Backchannels." Follow her on Twitter. Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas.

Content vs. Technology: What MySpace and AOL Have in Common The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. When a group of people starts discussing social media, it usually takes only a few seconds until it becomes a discussion about the most popular and widely used social media tools. Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube dominate the discussion today. If you think a few years back though, it was a completely different story. At its peak in 2001, America Online — AOL — was a behemoth worth $240 billion. Now it's not even worth $3 billion .

9 Great Document Collaboration Tools for Teams This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With cloud computing continuing its reach into areas once dominated by desktop applications, it's a great time to consider how your business could benefit from online collaboration tools for producing great documents. Whether it's a proposal, press release, manual, or other type of communication or documentation, there are some great and relatively easy to use tools out there to help your team prepare it.

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