Hmmmmmm. Sure, seems fishy. I mean the world population is nearly 7 billion, and a couple of months ago, Youtube announced that it had reached 1 billion views per day. The video itself was uploaded on September 6, 2009, which is about 123 days ago. Thus, the video was supposedly viewed about 642 million times per day. Talk about a bandwidth hog
If you take a look at the all-time list now, it no longer shows the video with 79 billion total views, but rather a more realistic 67,000+ views. However, the video is still sitting comfortably at number one.
Now, the first reaction many people, including myself, would have is to say that the Youtube user LadyMC311 “hacked” the video to artificially inflate the true number of views of the video. In my opinion, I believe it was some minor glitch that occurred at Youtube’s database servers. Problem is, why hasn’t Youtube fixed the problem entirely? Sure, the video no longer says 79 billion views. But it sure is enjoying a ton of great publicity. Heck, I even decided to write a post about the incident.
As of Friday, January 8 at approximately 12:25 am, a new video has taken the throne from the short-lived glory hog, Twista ft. Do or Die-do you. Uploaded by a user named rebel7star and titled, Hari’s comedy act, the video states that it has been viewed 186,361,277 times. Well, at least this time it wouldn’t be as suspicious as it’s failed predecessor.