Therefore, it’s fair to say that You Tube’s biggest star is fulfilling the site’s original destiny. Did you know that You Tube’s founders originally registered their domain name on Valentine’s Day?
That model didn’t catch on, and so the three co-founders decided to open up their site to a wide audience.
Because any videos were better than no videos, Karim started uploading random clips of 747s taking off and landing, just so there was something there to watch (even he admits it didn't make any sense).
Eventually they grew so desperate to get legit dating videos, they spammed Craigslist and offered to pay women to upload videos of themselves to the site (spoiler: no one took them up on it).
It’s true, and they had actually planned on making it a video dating site.
These days it’s fairly common to hear that a tech startup has decided to plot a new course shortly after launching.