'Gangnam Style' Defeats Bieber to Become Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time with 1 billion views.
Wow, that's amazing. And crazy. Not that Bieber should have been #1 before...
Less then 3 weeks after Obama victory, I see parallels.
I've never seen Psy compared to Obama before.
Both ran successful grassroots campaign, which brought them to the top.
It's an overall pattern of challenge to the establishment.
People of ordinary background can achieve extraordinary results.
And the Internet can help something spread to hundreds of millions of people. Wow.
Gangnam Style broke the YouTube counter:
"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!"
Hacker News comments:
Passed 1 billion in December 2012:
Passed 2 billion views in 2014. Now at 2.3 billion views.