The goal is to lure people in with a false, clickbait
title -- "Twitter Deletes Trump's Twitter Account" has gotten over a million views, Horner said -- and then offer them persuasive facts in the story.
Now it turns out those clickbait
headlines techniques might not work so well after all.
Angelina Jolie (August): Jolie became the victim of a death hoax after a clickbait
website shared a Facebook link that appeared to point to a legitimate media outlet - sometimes CNN or ABC - but opened up to a a page that stole personal information.
Whether it's clickbait
story galleries like Taboola, pop-unders, or ever-increasing load times caused by serving up ads, digital readers are turning to ad blockers, and those represent a direct threat to revenues.
A larger concern is one of the quality of native--the kind of high-level native the Times is producing versus the Buzzfeedy clickbait
stories like "22 Kittens That Look Like Hitler," imbedded in a postage-stamp-size box on many a newspaper website.
The 25-year-old added that YouTube's "suggested video" feed preferred pornography or clickbait
Think of SmartNews as a sort of Facebook timeline filled with real news from reliable sources, minus clickbait
clutter like Upworthy and your friends' cat videos.
We're bombarded online by clickbait
and have developed a distaste for polarizing content.
We always work to make News Feed more meaningful and informative, and that includes examining the quality and accuracy of items shared, such as clickbait
, spam and hoaxes.
You just need to make it enticing enough for a reader to do so (without devolving to clickbait
, which could undermine your credibility).
com/angelina-jolie-death-hoax/) Snopes , a website covering urban legends and Internet rumors, reported that these clickbait
websites post these hoax posts to gain access to the personal information of the users.
He cited clickbait
and sensationalism as some of the things they wanted to prevent with the changes that they have implemented.