# Socratic at "100 million" views? Oh yes! Milestone recap and thoughts from the Socratic team!

Nov 6, 2017

The most important milestone in Socratic history is here!

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Here we are. The answers that we've posted on Socratic have been viewed more than $\underline{\text{100 million}}$ times by students from around the world!

Now this is what I would call a very special moment in Socratic's history. I'd say that a big 'congratulations' to every person who ever contributed on Socratic is in order here. This is your milestone!

Before diving in, here's a quick recap of some of the most important milestones in Socratic's history.

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• $\underline{\text{February 8, 2016}}$

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• $\underline{\text{December 12, 2016}}$

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• $\underline{\text{April 18, 2017}}$

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• $\underline{\text{November 5, 2017}}$

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At this point, the exponential growth in the number of views is not only clearly visible, but also quite inspiring. In fact, here's a graph of the number of visitors to Socratic answers since July, $2014$.

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Socratic is growing before our very eyes, and it's all thanks to its amazing community.

You have all helped build a platform that is attracting more and more students by the day. Our commitment to emphasize teaching and to focus as much as possible on helping students learn, as opposed to simply giving them quick answers, is paying off—and this spectacular increase in Socratic visitors proves just that.

We have built something special here, something that stands out in the crowd. And as you can see, the world is starting to take note.

Each and every one of you has helped make Socratic what it is today, so take this opportunity to rejoice in its success. In your success.

This is just one stop on our journey as a community. You hold the key to Socratic's true potential, and I think that we are barely scratching the surface when it comes to what we can achieve if we stay the course.

Excited about it? I hope so!

Ladies and gents, boys and girls, the world's students are watching, make your mark!

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Here are a few words of thanks from the team to express their gratitude to all of you for making Socratic what it has become.

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"I am humbled every day by the knowledge, passion, and sense of service of the Socratic community. Through your collaboration and dedication, you have built something that has reached 100 million students! You should be incredibly proud." – Chris Pedregal, Founder & CEO

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"I am so incredibly proud of the passionate community of knowledge-sharers on Socratic. Though mind-boggling to imagine, it’s not at all surprising that you all have helped so many students through your time and passion. Thank you for sharing your brilliant minds with so many! Here’s to the next 100 mil" – Becca McArthur, Community

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"This is an amazing milestone, far beyond my wildest dreams! It happened so much faster than I could have possibly imagined, and I'm so proud to have been a part of it." – Ahmed Elnaiem, Engineer

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“This is such an inspiring and impressive accomplishment — I am in awe of our community. Congratulations and many thanks to all of you who have poured your talents into helping so many around the world!” – Lili Dworkin, Engineer

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"A fantastic accomplishment for our incredible contributors. Thank you for your hard work and thorough dedication in creating a resource that has helped so many." – Kuba Dolecki, Engineer

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"100 milllllllllion students! Incredibly grateful for and inspired by the Socratic contributor community. Way to go fam!" – David Yen, Designer

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“A teacher’s dream is to help as many students as possible, so 100 MILLION?!? Really?! Wow. Thank you x 100 million!” – Genevieve Stahl, Content & Pedagogy

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"I started at Socratic a few months ago, and one of the reasons why I wanted to join this team was the amazing community I read about on Socratic. A huge THANK YOU from the heart for all that you do for our students: consistently sharing your expert knowledge, providing encouragement and guidance when they need it most, and helping them excel!" – Olivia Lin, Growth & Operations

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"100 million students helped on Socratic! This community of international teachers and learners never ceases to impress and inspire me. Here's to more helping and learning and supporting in the coming years!" – Rosie Talcott, Growth & Operations

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In closing, I'd like to say that looking at all these milestones of tens and hundreds of millions of views is making me wonder—how fast do you think that we can reach $\textcolor{red}{\underline{\textcolor{b l a c k}{\text{1 billion}}}}$ views?