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clickbait

Online articles (especially on social media sites) that use provocative or intriguing headlines (often in combination with images) to drive traffic to the source. I wouldn't put too much faith in that article about "the one food no one should ever eat"—it's probably just clickbait.
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MIT Media Lab researcher and study lead author Soroush Vosoughi said people may be more likely to share false news because it is more surprising, the same way that sensationalized "click bait" headlines garner more attention.
Viral news, click bait, gossip, rumors, and scandals get a disproportionate share of our attention.
Which of these platforms is 57% 19% 7% least like to show you deceptive content like fake news, scams, or click bait? Which of these platforms 45% 23% 15% do you feel the safest participating in or posting on On which platform are you 25% 50% 6% most like share content you co me across?
From a practical perspective, you almost expect the picture associated with an ad to be click bait, meaning that legitimate efforts to connect with consumers who may actually be interested in your product go unnoticed.
The phrasing is a click bait, and is sure to anger Filipino netizens who usually wouldn't bother to open the article and read, and critically analyze.
Native ads have started to become click bait. In my opinion, full-screen takeovers are one of the main drivers of annoyance -- the same ads that have a unique selling point of higher engagement and click-through rate.
Particularly useful for academics, experts and corporations that need to keep on top of rapidly developing news or a niche interest area, DOT.world is a clever way to bypass click bait.
But most of the click bait aggregators at least credit sources of content they use to populate their websites.
Those loveable little faces with cute dimples are hard to ignore but there is one grouse that public figure and news anchor Wallace Kantai has with sharing baby photos online - misuse of them as click bait.
"Those who continue to shamelessly exploit Michael via sleazy internet 'click bait' ignore that he was acquitted by a jury in 2005 on every one of the 14 salacious charges brought against him in a failed witch hunt," wrote Jackson's estate in a statement.
While this partnership could foster relevant, compelling conversations, a more cynical view would be that it's the perfect recipe for the ultimate click bait: plucking content directly from reader's brains, and then presenting it back to them on a silver platter."
Social media has created a storm of Top 10 lists--Top 10 Bizarre ICD-10 Codes, Top 10 Dumbest Patients--these are only a couple of the click bait links waiting online.
No matter how much we talk about hating click bait, accuse it of being classless or turn up our noses while claiming we focus on the Wall Street Journal or New fork Times, 50 percent of us will click on some click bait today.
As Amy Mitchell writes for Pew in "State of the News Media 2014," "BuzzFeed, once scoffed at for content viewed as 'click bait,' now has a news staff of 170, including top names like Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Schoofs, and is the kind of place that ProPublica's Paul Steiger says he would want to work at if he were young again.
They didn't want to become part of some weird social media click bait, they just wanted to get their feelings across directly, just so the United manager knew how some match-going fans felt.