… a specific generation, but the clickbait titles you write about are just… not helping. The reason: many people share not because of content but because of the title, as if a title alone justifies their world view. Buzzfeed is the absolute worst offender by a mile.
Randy Withers, LCMHC
Randy, have to admit catchy titles are an art as well as a marketing hook, and have been around since the dawn of journalism. E.g. for The Onion it is a badge of honor.
Click-bait to me is toxic because it purposefully misleads/misrepresents. Well, sometimes … it is a fine line. It is a much larger topic to tackle.
I took on “Stop…” articles not because they’re click-bait, but because of their bossy tone.
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