Recording artist, Psy, broke the internet and unlike Kim Kardashian he didn’t have to pose nude to do so.
YouTube just announced that they had to update their system due to the large volume of hits for the video Gangnam Style. The music video has been viewed so many times it broke the counter. As a result, the YouTube view counter stopped counting views after 2 billion views. Think about all of the artists and great songs that have been released over time. It’s mind blowing to know this has never happened until now. YouTube said it plans to upgrade the number. They posted a statement and it says “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views). Gangnam Style has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!”
Since the update, when you hover your mouse over the number of views on YouTube, the counter constantly keeps increasing to signify that the record has been broken. Congrats Psy!