That time I invented YouTube

So, yeah. I had no absolutely nothing (and I do mean nothing, nada, zilch) to do with inventing YouTube. I joke. Big surprise there, I know.

Fun fact in my history as an internet-dinosaur, though, I was a very early YouTube adopter and was one of the first people creating personal vlogs for the site (don’t go lookin’ for them, they are deleted, because HELLO EMBARRASSMENT.)

In fact, YouTube founder Steve Chen and I even chit-chatted a bit through email, after he reached out to me letting me know he loved my videos, which were often featured in the personal blogs section.

He even implemented my suggestion for making comments threaded in 2005, and you can still see it on the old YouTube blog.

That time I invented YouTube

Yep, threaded comments were my idea. Because they never would have come around to that on their own.

Those old vlogs were pretty awful, but, I feel like an idiot for deleting them now. I am so hasty.

I really started thinking back on my vlogging history because I’ve considered doing more video content again. I feel like it’s time. I’ll probably keep feeling like it’s time right up until I see my chubby face on film. Then, not so much!

Oh, but in case I do decide to produce more videos? You can subscribe here. :)

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