Project view symbol by project

Whilst browsing snap's front page, I noticed a view symbol (a fas-fa eye) and i thought it was the view count. It has no number next or near it and when you click on the project there is no eye icon. What is it and why is it only on the front page of projects?

this is what im talking about

It means that the project is published. The chain means it's shared. If you share but not publish a project, it can only be accessed by the URL. If you publish, it will show on search results, recently shared etc..

ah ok thanks. when i hover my cursor over it no text shows