The most watched digital content is... what?
November 24, 2012 10:09 AM Subscribe
Is Gangnam Style the most watched "piece of digital content" in human history?
posted by Wordshore to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This article or post
states that it is, and the wording is bothersome. Other places such as The Guardian
are stating that it's the most popular YouTube video
It could be argued that, though viewed 800+ million times, most of these are probably multiple views by the same people, so the number of distinct viewers is only a small fraction. Other "digital content" e.g. the first moon landing, the Olympics opening ceremony, the Beatles final performance, might have been viewed by more individuals. Complicating this is that "digital content" can reside in multiple places, even multiple instances on YouTube alone. And "digital content" extends to much more than just videos.
Google searches cloud the issue further. Basically, what is the most watched, viewed, examined or listened to (in terms of numbers of unique people) piece of "digital content" in history?