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Old 11-21-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Clickbait, Translated

The "recommended from the web" section at the bottom of articles makes a really pathetic attempt to grab your attention.

If you've ever opened a clickbait link, you know this is what you'll get:
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:01 PM   #2
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amazing how little it's changed since the Awl wrote this article in June 2015: A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:14 PM   #3
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amazing how little it's changed since the Awl wrote this article in June 2015: A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum
Wow, when he arrives at the ultimate chum page, at the bottom of countless, increasingly-bad choices. I guess they figure, if you're still clicking, may as well lower the standards all the way. Reminds me of this video on The Onion, "Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat" --where at the end, they plan to just dump raw garbage on a pizza--and people will eat it!

Regarding the screenshot of clickbait I posted here, what stood out to me is how much the content is just copy/pasted information from Wikipedia, etc. --like "a list of things" or "a picture of a thing" ... SO LOW-EFFORT. Sad!
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expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:28 PM   #4
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Some days, I feel like I've spent a lifetime fascinated with the Internet, and now, I hate it.


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Old 11-21-2017, 02:37 PM   #5
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Not to worry--Ajit Pai is ending net neutrality, so the problem will fix itself.
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