More websites are including icons and visual elements over text allowing for more space and cleaner design. Elements like social icons (FB, Twitter), views, likes, favorite, comments, etc don't require text as users know what they do and mean. I'd like to implement an abbreviated element showing when content was added, but I'd like to know if the general population of users will know what this means.
Will users understand this means X days ago and is this an accepted means of showing time? This will change according to the time, i.e W (week), M (month), Y (year).