I love the Gregory Brothers, I really do. But there’s something fishy going on here. This video has 304 views and 6,518 likes.
Just thought that was strange….
I wondered at first if this was some kind of spam-bot script that “primes the pump,” for a potential viral video. (We’ve all got to make a living!)
But, Dan points out that there really IS something fishy with the way Youtube counts views, and a video will often stick at either 301 or 304 views. I found a forum post that was theorizing that this IS the result of bot use, and Youtube waits until your actual views catch up to the bot-likes, or something. But…. who knows for sure.
Maybe Youtube really does just suck at tracking views. I had no idea.
Here’s the video, after all that.
24 hours later, here is what the stats look like.
216, 454 views