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Sat May 7 1:45 pm  #1


Click bait

The use of click-bait phrases like "jaw-dropping NHL wives", etc. at the bottom of news stories has worn itself out, but now these phrases have found their way into the body of newsworthy articles.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/fort-mcmurray-in-flames-the-most-dramatic-images-and-videos-1.2889036

Really? Is this what passes for writing these days.


 
 

Wed May 16 11:24 pm  #2


Re: Click bait

Radiowiz wrote:

Dial Twister wrote:

Really? Is this what passes for writing these days.

Unfortunately yes.

You make a statement like it's some definite empirical fact. It is not. "Clickbait", by definition, is specifically designed to titillate and entice the reader to take the bait. That certainly does not mean all writing is like that. Your "conclusion" would be to akin to spam email to legitimate messages; they, too, are not.
 

 

Thu May 17 7:47 am  #3


Re: Click bait

cGrant wrote:

Dial Twister wrote:

Really? Is this what passes for writing these days.

You make a statement like it's some definite empirical fact. It is not. "Clickbait", by definition, is specifically designed to titillate and entice the reader to take the bait. That certainly does not mean all writing is like that. Your "conclusion" would be to akin to spam email to legitimate messages; they, too, are not.
 

Everything is all in perspective, really. As long as people click, that's all that matters. Banner advertising is a good money maker.