click bait


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click bait

n
(Communications & Information) informal a hyperlink intended to entice the viewer to click through to another website
vb
(Communications & Information) to encourage website viewers to click through to another website using an enticing hyperlink
[C21: from click (sense 7) + bait]
ˈclickˌbaiting n
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2) These click bait links are used to forward the user to a page that requires payment or registration --they have catchy or provocative headlines and for most users are difficult to resist.
Viral news, click bait, gossip, rumors, and scandals get a disproportionate share of our attention.
It bothered me for a while alright but then I realised that they're only looking for click bait and stuff like that.
The phrasing is a click bait, and is sure to anger Filipino netizens who usually wouldn't bother to open the article and read, and critically analyze.
But most of the click bait aggregators at least credit sources of content they use to populate their websites.
Looking at articles about Trump, one constantly comes across many advertisements and lots of click bait.
Social media has created a storm of Top 10 lists--Top 10 Bizarre ICD-10 Codes, Top 10 Dumbest Patients--these are only a couple of the click bait links waiting online.