Psy’s ‘Gangam Style’ Video Has Quite Literally Broken YouTube
This is not a drill. Psy’s mega-hit, “Gangnam Style,” legitimately broke YouTube.
The music video from 2012 is far and away the most viewed video in the history of the video site.
It has been viewed so many times, in fact, YouTube’s view counter couldn’t count any higher.
Once the video passed 2,147,483,647 views, it violated a computer protocol, as the counter wasn’t built to display more than a 32-bit integer.
According to a blog post put out by YouTube,
We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer, but that was before we met Psy. ‘Gangnam Style’ has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!
Amazingly, “Gangnam Style” is still going strong; it’s had over 5 million views since the counter broke.
You can see the massively popular video up top, in case you haven’t seen it in a while.