30 Nov '15, 6am

Been There, Clicked That: A Look at Clickbait Journalism and Why it Just Isn’t Cutting it Anymore...

Been There, Clicked That: A Look at Clickbait Journalism and Why it Just Isn’t Cutting it Anymore...

My name is Jill, and I am a victim of clickbait. There are many more like me out there who can’t resist the catchy headlines, the articles that promise shocking tips to keep me looking 25 forever, or show me what it is that I will never believe happens when nine Corgi puppies are put in a kiddie pool. If you’re like me and have found yourself falling into these clickbait traps, then you are familiar with the feeling of utter disappointment when an article or video falls short. Turns out, there actually isn’t any jaw dropping proof that “Bush Did 9/11”. The notion of “clickbait” has been around longer than the internet. The term “Yellow Journalism ” was coined in the late 1800s and was used to describe the sensationalist, ill-researched headlines that were being used by competing newspapers who were desperate for readership. While the times have undeniably changed, the moti...

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