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Why do YouTube views freeze at 301?

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Published on Jun 22, 2012

This glitch was finally "fixed" in August 2015, but may it live on in our hearts.
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This video's viewcount in August 2016 - 4.1 million

Numberphile pays a visit to YouTube and learns the secret behind one of the website's famous idiosyncrasies - why view counts on new videos often freeze at 301. Subscribe to numberphile for new videos about numbers every week.

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