In Pictures: The earliest days of your favourite social networks

Wondering who sent the first Tweet or posted the first pet photo to Instagram? The answers may surprise you (and are definitely cute, when it comes to pets)

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YouTube founder Jawed Karim's YouTube account contains one and only one video -- and it's the first one ever uploaded to the site, though for a long time it wasn't public. Karim stands in front of the elephant cage at the zoo, makes a vaguely off-color joke about the length of their ... trunks, and that's it. A goat bleats in the background. Fin! What can you follow that up with, artistically, except maybe a sale to Google that makes you a multimillionaire by the time you're 27?

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