After five days no one had uploaded a single video, so he and the other co-founders, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, reconsidered. "Let's just open it up to any video."The matchmaking element, though short-lived, was perhaps always in the cards.
Even the site’s domain name was registered on February 14, Valentine’s Day.
Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
In a You Tube video of his 2007 commencement speech at the University of Illinois, Karim explains how he and his fellow co-founders struggled to get people interested in the site in its earliest days.
It was originally conceived as a place where people could upload personal ads via video -- trouble was, there were very few users, and even fewer videos (the now-famous first You Tube video of Karim at the zoo notwithstanding).
Chen was at SXSW with Vijay Karunamurthy, an early engineering manager at You Tube, to plug their new startup, Nom.