Clickbait

I love this new site. It takes some of the stupidest articles from the media and makes fun of them.



  • gjgustav

    I’m really hoping for some backlash against these click bait articles. The problem is “regular” people see them and believe them. I’ll bet a lot of us recently had a friend or relative say to us “I hear Apple isn’t doing too well. They can’t innovate any more.”

    • Dennis Madrid

      I hear things like that too. I’ve even heard people discussing iOS 7 and wanting to hold off switching since they hear “it’s not very good/fast/stable/etc.” I’ve had to explain how it’s not finished yet (still in beta) and that it’s not even available to non-developers. It’s amazing the kind of misinformation that gets spread around. (It’s also a testament to the popularity and appeal of Apple products that the high demand and desire for them has remained so strong)

    • Moeskido

      What do you say to people who insist you shouldn’t criticize linkbait and rumors, simply because they enjoy reading that crap?

      • gjgustav

        That has never happened.

        • Moeskido

          It happened a lot on Shawn King’s Stupid Apple Rumors site project. Commenters — not just the writers of trash articles — actually complained that Shawn was being too harsh by demanding facts instead of unsupported speculation and gossip.

          • gjgustav

            I should have said, “never happened to me.” But still, they have no leg to stand on. When a so-called legitimate news organization presents rumors, falsehoods, and half-truths as complete facts, they deserve to be called on it. If people disagree, too bad for them.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

    It’s a given that the proprietor of that website will be deluged with two things: complaints regarding whose ox has been gored, and submissions by people who think it’s clickbait when a title contains news, numbers or entities the submitter dislikes.