Move over Kim Kardashian: Psy broke the Internet - or at least YouTube

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Psy broke YouTube - and there's proof.




Earlier today, the K-pop star racked up enough views to bust the YouTube view counter.

YouTube has known that any video with more than 2.147 billion views (or 2,147,483,647) would cause an error in the system.

But they clearly didn't know how big of a hit Psy's Gangnam style would be.

If you hover above the view counter on the viral hit, the numbers start rotating and even shows a negative number.


Gif: Mashable

So the streaming giant was forced to upgrade its system to hold more views.

How many views does the next video need to break YouTube? 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to be exact.

Any ideas which superstar will reach this number?

In case you need a refresher, here's the video in all its galloping glory.



Source: Mashable

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