We all need a little positive reinforcement now and then, and Google's aiming to give that to you by surfacing a bit of data it's been keeping track of for a few years. If you head to your Google+ profile online, right next to your followers will be the number of views your content has gotten since Google started keeping track in October of 2012.

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This number is not just profile views – it's the aggregated total of photo, post, and profile views over the past year and a half or so. If you're posting publicly, that number is probably a lot larger than you think it is.

If you don't want that information to be public, you can hide your shame by turning off the view count in your Google+ settings. This tweak is only showing up on the web right now, but presumably it's going to happen in the app too at some point.

[+Eddie Kessler]