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    unique page view (or visit) to a website

    Traffic to the site has soared, going from 6 million to ten million uniques in six months (it took two years to get to the first 6 million).

    Submitted from United States on 14/01/2011

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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