Sintel is a hit on YouTube! After they've given it extra attention on their Facebook page and on their own website, over 1 Million people have now seen the movie and the number is still growing at over 10,000 views per hour. The Sintel.org website now features a 'live' counter that displays the number of views. Guess how the counter is implemented?
That's right, in Blender %^). Nathan Letwory [jesterKing] hacked a Python script that fetched the statistics XML, juggles it a bit and then renders out the counter. To render your own, grab the .blend file that he shared. Enjoy!