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'Gangnam Style' forced YouTube to remake its view counter code

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2014 23:14 User comments (4)

'Gangnam Style' forced YouTube to remake its view counter code According to Google, PSY's 'Gangnam Style' reached a view count so high that it actually broke YouTube's view counter, forcing the company to upgrade its code.
Says the company:

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

Hover over the counter in PSY's video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube."


The new updated storage can support 9 quintillion views, even though that never will never be hit.





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4 user comments

14.12.2014 2:05

While it is a catchy tune, I would suspect that 3/4's of the views for this is from hormone raging teens (and older farts too) ogling those super hot Korean babes and making donations to the "whack-off basket", thus also keeping Kleenex's bottom line healthy.

24.12.2014 15:55

I have to say although I heard the song, artist and dumba$$ old dance, I watched the video for the first time today after reading this article

... I didn't miss much. LOL

34.12.2014 19:19

Originally posted by g_slide:
I have to say although I heard the song, artist and dumba$$ old dance, I watched the video for the first time today after reading this article

... I didn't miss much. LOL
But you gave it another view + on YT.

45.12.2014 18:25

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by g_slide:
I have to say although I heard the song, artist and dumba$$ old dance, I watched the video for the first time today after reading this article

... I didn't miss much. LOL
But you gave it another view + on YT.
And so the ball keeps rolling along...

I wonder just how much $$$ this guy has made off of this one tune/video alone?

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