Gangnam Style breaks YouTube’s counter

reposted from cbc

YouTube has been forced to upgrade its view counter after the video for the Psy megahit “Gangnam Style” garnered so many views that it exceeded the online site’s counting capacity.

“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY,” reads a message on the company’s site.

“‘Gangnam Style’ has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!”

YouTube then tells viewers to hover their cursor over the current view count on Psy’s video to see their “math magic” and to stay tuned for bigger number counters.

Care for another view? Here’s the video that has garnered more than twobillion clicks.


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