clickbait


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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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Unfortunately, it could lead to people promoting fake news or automated systems promoting clickbait.
There are a few bits of clickbait that make the rounds from time to time that purport to describe each of the 50 states using one photograph, or maybe one witty slogan.
Facebook had earlier tweaked its news feed to tackle clickbait posts and remove fake likes, junk posts and spam comments from posts.
While most media companies fish for national traffic using lowest-common-denominator cultural clickbait, Show-Score founder Tom Melcher built it--and the community has come.
La facon dont le business de la publicite fonctionne est entierement basee sur le clickbait et ne vient pas remplir l'objectif initial du web, qui etait de promouvoir la verite et la democratie.
Still, the media was quick to exploit the clickbait potential of his visits to the Arab world
Its not-credible list shows websites in the following categories: bias, conspiracy, fake, unreliable, satire, clickbait, political, and others.
But this study only made headlines because fries+death= clickbait.
The documentary (I suppose that's what you would call it but it's hardly The Thin Blue Line) is essentially clickbait on screen - which, in all honesty, I have no problem with.
We used characters from these games on the cover because a) they're easily recognisable and b) clickbait.
Una realidad que va mas alla de las siglas de un medio y que representa, igualmente, una forma de ejercer el periodismo descontextualizado y centrado en el clickbait.
American classical music critic Alex Ross writes eloquently about this in a recent New Yorker piece, "The Fate of the Critic in the Clickbait Age".
The overwhelming amount of new competition also led to the writing of clickbait headlines to drive readers to websites.
The opportunity to teach also exists, with surgeons and other healthcare professionals especially well-equipped to push back against the clamor of suspect medical miracle stories and other clickbait nonsense.
The attention merchants distort and devalue this state online by playing tricks on our judgment, as with scientifically engineered clickbait.