|Known for||Nas Daily|
Early life and career
Yassin was born in Arraba, to a Muslim-Arab family of Palestinian descent. He describes himself as Palestinian-Israeli. He is the second of four children; his mother is a teacher and his father is a psychologist. His native language is Arabic; he also speaks English and non-fluent Hebrew.Although raised Muslim, he has since stopped practicing Islam.
Yassin applied to Harvard University at the age of 19, seeking a degree in aerospace engineering, and received a scholarship. His application essay detailed his struggle to achieve his dreams being an Arab born in Israel. He graduated with a degree in economics in 2014 and a minor in computer science. While earning his degree, Yassin co-founded a pay-it-forward registration service, and a social media search engine.
In 2016, Yassin quit his job at Venmo and decided to explore the world, with the intention of video-documenting his travels. This resulted in the creation of a Facebook page named Nas Daily ("Nas" means "people" in Arabic), where he would create a video every day for 1,000 days. After meeting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in early 2018, Nas Daily was upgraded to "show" status, and, by September 2018, his page had amassed over 8 million followers. By November of the same year, this number had risen to over 10 million.
All the videos are one-minute long and they are posted to Facebook. Yassin said in 2017 that he does not post the videos to YouTube because for a multitude of reasons that include his friends not being on YouTube. In 2019 he started to upload old videos of his on his official YouTube channel Nas Daily Official. The videos are shot using an SLR camera with an attached microphone, and are then edited before being released the next day. On average, each video takes around six hours to shoot and three hours to edit. In the beginning, the topics for Yassins video were suggestions provided by his Facebook followers. Each video ended with the tagline: "That’s one minute, see you tomorrow!"
Due to the popularity of the videos with non-English speaking audiences, subtitles are provided in various languages, such as Hindi, Chinese and Arabic.
After Nas Daily
Yassin finished the 1000 daily video journey on 5 January 2019, ending the last video with the tagline: "That’s one minute, see you soon". On 1 February 2019, he started making one video per week, for a planned 100 weeks until the beginning of 2021.
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