The Trajectory of a Viral LinkedIn Post, from Zero to 1 Million Views

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TL/DR: A few weeks ago I posted a message on LinkedIn and it quickly took off, getting to over 1 million views and 10,000 likes.  Here’s the data behind the post’s trajectory.

February 7th, 2019 I posted this on LinkedIn:

It was a Thursday afternoon at 2:04 PM EST.  Is that a good time to post on LinkedIn?  I have no idea.  But, this post started to gain traction quickly.

12 minutes in, I had 6 likes.  I made a note of that.  49 minutes in I had 49 likes.  That seemed really interesting.  Was this going viral?

I kept a log of

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