And the beat goes on.
Psy's "Gangnam Style" video has stretched YouTube to its seams. In the two years since the last time "Gangnam Style" showed up on your Facebook timeline thanks to that one dude that sat behind you in that one class in high school, people have still tuned in to Psy's YouTube channel to get some more. The video crossed the two billion views mark earlier this year, and it passed 2,147,483,647 views this week. Why is this seemingly random number significant, you ask? YouTube's view counter is programmed with a 32-bit integer, where 2,147,483,647 is the limit. "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer, but that was before we met PSY," Google said in a blog post. "'Gangnam Style' has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer." The limit there? 9,223,372,036,854,775,808.
Google left a nice Easter egg when slide your mouse over the video's counter. Check it out.