'Gangnam Style' manages to break YouTube's hit counter

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The video clip of the popular song 'Gangnam Style' of the South Korean Psy has exceeded 2.000 million views on YouTube since it was published on this platform on July 15, 2012. The video, which already had the title of being the most viewed in YouTube history, has managed to block the hit counter of a well-known video platform.

Those responsible for YouTube have detailed in detail that the count of reproductions was carried out until now at 32 bits, whose positive value is 2.147.483.647, that is, the maximum possible visits that a YouTube video could reach. YouTube programmers did not imagine that one day one of the published videos would exceed this figure, which has happened with the South Korean song. The company has commented that the system will need to be reprogrammed in order to continue adding views.

'Gangnam Style' was the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube, a figure it reached in record time. The popular song makes a mockery of rampant consumption in the Seoul Gangnam district, a song performed by Dogs, an oriental rapper who made the dance that emulates riding a horse universal.


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