It seems that YouTube’s view counter had a limit as to how many views a video can get before the thing breaks and earlier in the week, that limit was reached on one very special video.
Care to guess which video that was?
Yes, Psy’s Gangnam Style reached 2,147,483,647 views and the counter appeared to have gotten stuck there. As YouTube explains in their Google+ post, this is due to something called a 32 bit integer, which topped out at that number. Have no fear, the great minds at YouTube have since updated the system to a 64 bit integer, which will allow for a maximum of 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views.
That’s all fine and dandy, what we’re really stuck on is the fact that Psy Broke the Internet.. or at least YouTube.