Looking at the main math.se page, we see a list of questions with basic information about them - including the number of views. That number of views can vary quite wildly. An interesting question from a few years ago might have been have been viewed only a few times while a question from just yesterday might have been viewed a few thousand times. What accounts for this? I'm guessing that it's social media but I'm curious how to find more information on that.
Here are a couple of examples of questions that have been viewed several thousand times each in the past couple of days:
I guess both questions are kind of cute and accessible, but I wouldn't call either exemplary. My impression is that they've been highlighted on social media. Is there any way to find prominent links that are pointing to these or similar questions?