How does this work?

I was watching the WTF Collective 3, it came out 8 hours before this post and I noticed this:
wtf - how does this work?

How does this work? XD

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    aliens - how does this work?

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    basically youtube is shit, so the views never update, but likes, dislikes and comments do
    thats why you'll normally see the top comment being somthin like
    'like this if ur the 302nd viewer'

    It's not shit, its a clever verification. Read my comment above/below to see the source page on YouTube help
    - SkinnyBill December 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
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  • 1

    It has to do with something I like to call, Magic.

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  • 1

    Have you never noticed this before? Do people never ever use youtube?
    It happens to every single video ever, when it gets lots of views quickly it sticks on just over 300 views. It can be anywhere from 301-310.

    • TryThat
    • December 5, 2011, 4:40 pm
    I never pay attention to vies, TryThat.
    - DarkHunter December 5, 2011, 5:17 pm
    Or spelling apparently ;)
    - TryThat December 5, 2011, 5:38 pm
    Bah, thank you. I meant views.
    - DarkHunter December 5, 2011, 5:50 pm
    Your... not fighting?
    Simply outstanding
    - xXwolfsteelXx September 2, 2013, 4:11 pm
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    YouTube helps to make the number of views displayed as legitimate as possible. It does this my analysing the views a video gets and deciding which ones are genuine views and which ones are spam views. This helps to prevent spam bots from constantly refreshing etc. to make a video get thousands or millions of views.

    This view count verification starts when the number of views hits around 300. It then starts to verify the views and updates the number every few hours/days or whatever.

    The reason this doesn't happen with likes/comments etc is because likes and comments are account based and its harder to create millions of spam accounts.
    Source: YouTube Help Page

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