CLICKBAIT IS FOR DUMMIES, DON'T BE A DUMMY
I'm sure we've all done it. You think, "the headline matches my line of thinking, the
picture matches the headline, so the article must..." NO. We have to stop being lazy enough
for the clickbait to work. Let's find the definition of clickbait (Thanks wiktionary!):
"Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online
advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on
We get the gist of it, and I'm sure a great deal of us didn't need wikipedia to put it in
perspective for us. That being said, reminders are needed because the sharing of clickbait
seems to grow parallel to the user base purporting "hipness to game". Let's think about how
doing this makes you look among peers. Imagine being known for providing accurate
information, and having an innate discernment sense that can be trusted by your peers.
Getting fooled by an attractive picture and interesting tagline will put you in another
The goofies, the fools, the emotional reactives.
The people who think their long lost nigerian relative has real money to send, all you need is an open checking
Have we become too lazy as a species to look beneath the surface, even on
something so "surface-driven" like social media?