How PSY’s Gangnam Style made YouTube tweak their programming?

Korean superstar has indeed made another history in the music industry. Not only it paved a wayf for korean acts to enter the US market, it also made a huge impact on the no. 1 video streaming site Youtube as the highest views todate! But there’s actually more, heard about how breaking the site itself?

 

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“We all have danced a lot with this epic song from the South Korean sensation PSY, and we can predict the viral effect of the song as it is the most watched video on YouTube till date. PSY smashed Justine Beiber’s record for having the highest views, but he also broke on more thing, the YouTube itself. YouTube could count upto 2,147,483,647 and then it stopped, but why? What happened that led to this? All are related to math and computer programming. Though there are some tweaks and PSY can be safe until the number crosses nine Quintilian views, precisely 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views.”