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What is the meaning of the kviews unit used on Stack Overflow??

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Thousand views.

If you hover over the number, there is a tooltip with the exact number of views.

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It's interesting how it seems that some questions have a handful of views and some have thousands, and there don't seem to be many with views in between. – Peter Ajtai Jun 26 '10 at 19:29
@Peter - One factor could be that people see a question with a relatively high view count and want to see what everyone found so interesting, which bumps up the view count, which makes more people want to see what's so interesting, which... – ChrisF Jun 26 '10 at 19:58
@ChrisF, @Peter - Other factor is also that there are the questions seen by only people on the trilogy, even if several of them, and there are the questions answering to a frequent google request. – Gnoupi Jun 27 '10 at 6:35
@Peter - Take a look at Scale Free Networks. You have noticed a phenomenon that is characteristic of many/most social networks as well as web-based media. – kmote Aug 17 '10 at 19:52… 11k Views in 2 minutes?? – AdorableVB Dec 18 '13 at 0:56

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