As of a little earlier this morning, the YouTube video starring Mr. Romeo had passed 985,000 views.Sometime in the next three days or so, it will pass one million.
Zap! Pow! Bam! Holy Hairball, Batman!
Back in prehistory, getting a million records in circulation was a Gold Record. It was a big deal. What does a million YouTube views mean?
A million inches is 15.78 miles.
Well, a search turned up this article on the odds of becoming a YouTube “celebrity.” According to these calculations, the chance of getting to a million views in a month are extremely small, about 1 in 3.5 million. Over time, of course, the odds improve.
Still, regardless of what the true odds of your YouTube video getting one million hits are, we can say with certainty that they are very, very low.
People have a nice bottle of wine chilling for the Big Day. Romeo will have to get by with an extra serving of one of his favorite cat foods.