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This Man Thought He Would "Sail About a Little" ...

...You Won't Believe What Happened Next
posted by neroli on Aug 14, 2014 - 26 comments

You won't believe anything!

Clickhole is a branch of The Onion solely dedicated to lampooning the clickbait universe.
posted by Philipschall on Jun 12, 2014 - 35 comments

You Won't Believe What These Students Learnt In Just Four Years

if Upworthy ran a university their doctoral theses would probably sound like these.
posted by divabat on Jun 11, 2014 - 30 comments

Could This Kill Internet 'Journalism' As We Know It? (Probably Not)

@SavedYouAClick brings a new functionality to the 'joke twitter account' by retweeting click-baity headlines and spoiling them with well-under-140-character explanations:
...Sending text messages. RT @Upworthy: They could've waited till they got home. Doing it in a car is SO not OK.
...A piano. RT @HuffingtonPost: You won't believe what just washed up in the East River
...The article doesn't answer this. @alistdaily: How #Beyonce became a #marketing star
...Use 2005 as your baseline instead of 2014. RT @Slate: This one weird trick will help you cut carbon emissions overnight
...RT That's me! @jackshafer: New @ReutersOpinion: The guy who reads crap on the Web so you don’t have to

posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 5, 2014 - 41 comments

You won't believe what happened next. Because you lack faith.

Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait
posted by oceanjesse on Apr 21, 2014 - 21 comments

10 signs you're a buzzfeed clone

What if buzzfeed was aimed at a different population?
posted by garlic on Apr 16, 2014 - 47 comments

Shut Up About "Clickbait"

Ninety-two years ago, a 34-year-old Chicago man named Joseph Wozniak woke up missing one of his balls, which had been surgically removed by hoodlums. As the Lawrence Journal-World had the story, he was on his way home from the bar when "four men leaped on him, put a bag over his head, and loaded him into an automobile." They then drugged him and stole one of his testicles, presumably "for an experiment in gland transplantation, perhaps for the purpose of rejuvenating some infirm or aged man." This is how the front page of the paper looked on Oct. 14, 1922. (SL: GAWKER EMPIRE)
posted by josher71 on Mar 27, 2014 - 52 comments

Watching Team Upworthy Work Is Enough to Make You a Cynic. Or Not.

Watching a curator crank out headlines is a bizarre experience, insofar as it’s almost indistinguishable from watching people toss out parodies of Upworthy headline styles—either way, the mind runs immediately to stock phrases like “you’ll never believe,” “you’d be wrong,” or “everything wrong with [topic] in one [piece of content].”
Nitsuh Abebe visits the Upworthy offices.
posted by frimble on Mar 26, 2014 - 85 comments

Do We All Float Down Here? One Clown Says Yes

These editors decided to rewrite book titles to sound like clickbait. The results will astound you.
posted by divabat on Jan 24, 2014 - 169 comments

Don't click that

@HuffPoSpoilers. "I give in to @HuffingtonPost click-bait so you don't have to." [more inside]
posted by Lexica on May 27, 2013 - 39 comments

If only I had a tiger mom or started a fake charity.

To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 5, 2013 - 264 comments

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