First things first: I came across this viral SE post 3 years ago. It was being shared left, right and center across Facebook groups. I thoroughly enjoyed the post!

Thus my (rather highly curious) question:

Are there any other such posts that had gone viral all over the Internet? What is the reaction of SE moderators/ users in such cases?

P.S: I do realize that this is off-topic, but I'm trying to analyze the trigger behind such posts.And my curiosity has gotten the better of me!

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    Just have a go at the Data Explorer and look for high viewcount on posts and for the tweeted event in the Posthistory meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2677/… I have quickly adapted one of my queries to give you the high viewcount
    – rene
    Dec 12, 2015 at 13:01
  • @rene - I did explore SEDE before. Is it possible to search in meta sites too, considering all the fun apparently seems to happen in meta? (at least to me...)
    – BiscuitBoy
    Dec 12, 2015 at 15:53
  • Yes, the example query I linked you to doesn't rule out the meta sites. They are part of that result set.
    – rene
    Dec 12, 2015 at 16:01


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