Every time I post a question, either on Meta or SE, as soon as I post it I see that it has been seen by 3 people. I'm assuming I'm 1 of them, but who are these other 2 people who view my question the millisecond I post it? No matter what time of day, they're feverishly hawking my every post. Waiting. Watching. Disapproving...

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    Hiya!!! waves
    – Bart
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:33
  • You, Bart and T. Internet
    – rene
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:36
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    @rene T. Internet also more commonly goes by the name "Google". Google is always watching. Always. Google and Bart.
    – Servy
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:39
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    ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:48
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    You must have dedicated followers (or are targeted by the NSA). I often see "1 view" by my questions initially. Nov 8, 2013 at 20:22
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    Caching. It's always... oh, wait... Nov 9, 2013 at 3:01
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    That would be Obama and Obama's clone.
    – Jamal
    Nov 10, 2013 at 2:46
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    It's the famous trinity. In the first person, it's "Me, myself, and I".
    – Ken White
    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:58
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    Why you insist on keeping the title vague? Nov 11, 2013 at 13:46

2 Answers 2


The other two people are two people who have looked at the question.

That is all. Thank you for playing.

(posting an answer to get this off the front page. Please upvote; it's CW).


Do you have "internet security" software, or perhaps anti-porn software on your computer?

Some instances of both of these types of software will fetch a web page at the same time as, or even slightly before, you do, and analyze it for (malware|porn) and only if it passes will they let your web browser finally fetch it. These additional requests may or may not come from your own IP address; they may come from the software company's network. (And of course the company is aware of every URL you visit...)


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