This counts, and relays back to the user, the number of distinct users who have seen a post or comment that user has made.
Different methodologies to count views could be used by different platforms, so long as they are consistent within the platform.
This view meter must be clear and distinct from other social metrics relayed back to users, such as the number of upvotes/likes, shares/retweets, &c.
This metric will be visible on social content, whenever a comment or post displays how many likes, reacts, or shares it has.
According to researchers from the Facebook study: "Users have scarce information about who actually sees their content, making their audience seem invisible and difficult to estimate." this can lead to over-disclosure and a lack of self-censorship.
Michael Bernstein, Eytan Bakshy, Moira Burke, Brian Karrer
April 27, 2013
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