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One Billion - That's Like, One Thousand Million

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Well it finally happened. I reached a billion views on my Giphy channel on February 10, 2019. That’s a billion views generated by 149 GIFs, which, as I’m sure you just quickly worked out in your head as I did, is roughly 6711409.395973154 views per GIF. Well actually most of my views are stickers which are far more popular with those crazy kids.

My second most popular sticker (97M views - showing the most popular is too obvious).

My second most popular sticker (97M views - showing the most popular is too obvious).

I thought it would make a big difference to my life - I thought I would wake up the next day with a nicer car or a full beard.

But no.

Nothing has changed at all.

Damn you over-promising, under-delivering social media.