Thursday, December 4, 2014
Most watched video on YouTube: Gangnam Style breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
SAN BRUNO, CA, USA -- Gangnam Style breaks another Guinness World Records' record; on 3rd December, it has set the record of highest viewership on YouTube; with over 2.15 billion views, it broke the view counter on YouTube, as it reached the maximum viewership limit, setting the new world record for the Most watched video on YouTube,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: South Korean rapper PSY, who sings the popular "Gangnam Style" song, teaches Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, right, his signature "horse dance" during their meeting at Google Korea headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Schmidt visited Seoul to promote the Nexus 7 tablet. Photo: AP Photo/Yonhap (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most birthday greetings videos received is 10,754 and was achieved by Kinder Niespodzianka (Poland). The videos were collected from all over Poland between 7 September and 11 November 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the e largest gathering of people dressed as videogame characters; it is 491 and was achieved by Tampereen Särkänniemi Ltd. (Finland) in Tampere, Finland, on 7 September 2013.
Gangnam Style breaks has set the record of highest viewership on YouTube. With over 2.15 billion views, it broke the view counter on YouTube, as it reached the maximum viewership limit!
In a statement on Google Plus, the site admitted that: "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 had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!"
YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and has been owned by Google since late 2006. The site allows users to upload, view, and share videos, and it makes use of Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' video's record setting does not stop with YouTube only, it also tops Guinness World Records' record for the video with maximum likes on YouTube! This video has surpassed the Justin Bieber's 'Baby' as the most popular video with 806,283,968 views.
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