YouTube Finally Lets Go of the ‘301’ View Count…Sort Of

YouTube Finally Lets Go of the ‘301’ View Count…Sort Of

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Awhile back we covered that unusual YouTube view count quirk where, if a video gets a bunch of views at once, it stops on 301.  I’m sure everyone who watches videos on YouTube will occasionally see those extremely astute and sarcastic commenters who think they’re the first one to ever mention the “301 views, but thousands of likes” discrepancy.  There’s always a war about that later.  Someone will reply, “Somebody is new to YouTube,” and then the original person, realizing that their astute observation wasn’t that astute, says some version of, “I didn’t know!”

YouTube Has Changed It Now…With A Simple “+”

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So, they still want to be stingy about letting it go past 301, but now they’re at least providing newbies, and people who just can’t let it go, a simple plus sign to let them know that, “Hey, there’s more than 301 here.  Calm down.”  It will probably still raise questions from people anyway.  But at least this time there’s an indicator that it’s “more.”

Anyway, just thought I’d pass that along.  You can resume your day as usual.


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