We are suckers for click-bait. We canâ€™t resist the not so cleverly worded headlines in our newsfeed that lures us in to an article, video or picture about some Asian kidâ€™s weird body trick, some celebrityâ€™s wardrobe malfunction, some politicianâ€™s steamy tryst, some athleteâ€™s incredible catch. It is painfully obvious what these websites are aiming for: traffic. The more clicks they get on a certain article, the more they can make from advertisers.
Those of us who spend any amount of time on social media are now well-acquainted with the baiting techniques of these articles. Here are some examples for those who are not familiar with what Iâ€™m talking about:
â€œThey laughed when she walked on stage, but soon their jaws were on the floorâ€
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