What’s Viral

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How many views constitute a viral article? Recently, I’ve come across multiple stories about “going viral.” Since I am a sucker for stats, I always read that kind of stuff. I was surprised to find that many authors describe their viral posts as hitting 1000, 2000, or 3000 views.

Why is that surprising? I thought “going viral” would mean more than a couple thousand views. I picture a stats page with 50000 views. Is that just me?