PSY’s Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube’s View Counter
More than two years after the launch of PSY’s Gangnam Style, the popular song reached the maximum possible view count on YouTube.
South Korean rapper PSY may have done what Kim Kardashian failed to do with their much-hyped nude photos: he has broken YouTube.
YouTube stated that they had to take action, switching to a 64-bit system that will allow to display a larger amount of views. Before that, YouTube saved their views in 32 bits, which means that numbers cannot be more than 2.147.483.647.
But Gangnam Style is already far beyond that number.
Gangnam Style” became the first video in history to reach 1 billion YouTube views in December 2012. With these clip views, PSY is a real cash cow for YouTube: $6 million in earnings for Google video portal.
I can imagine that breaking the view counter simply made YouTube’s day again.
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