Picture it Super Bowl 2004. Janet Jackson join Justin Timberlake on stage for a performance we would never forget! Not only did this performance go down in history but it also led to the creation of YouTube. Seems like a reach but that's because you don't have the whole story!
We all know that for one glorious second we got a look at Miss. Jackson's bejeweled nipple. The next day there was talk about it but no where to see the video.
About a year after this so-called scandal, three guys in their 20s who worked for PayPal got to talking about how hard it was to find footage of Janet's nipple on the Internet. At the time, "viral videos" weren't even a thing. That's when it hit them there ought to be a place to preserve things so you can still see them even if you miss them the first time around. So they created YouTube. The first video was posted on April 23rd, 2005. It was a 19-second of one of the guys at the San Diego Zoo.
But it REALLY blew up the following December, when the"Saturday Night Live"skit"Lazy Sunday"went viral.
Because of Janet we now have YouTube. Happy Black History Month