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Permeable concrete is interesting

(Product video) Topmix Permeable has a claimed average permeability rate of 600 litres, per minute, per square meter. Watch the concrete in a small area of car park soak up 4,000 litres in a minute. An explanation version and a few caveats. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 29, 2015 - 66 comments

Russian five-year-olds dig their way out of nursery...

to buy sports car. they had come from their kindergarten to buy a Jaguar but did not have any money. [more inside]
posted by pos on Sep 9, 2015 - 12 comments

This One Simple Court Case May Surprise You

The Daily Mail is suing Gawker. The Daily Mail's web wing, Mail Online, is suing Gawker for defamation over the story headlined: “My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online". [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Sep 8, 2015 - 58 comments

Death to Bullshit

Popups, jargon, junk mail, anti-patterns, sensationalism, begging for likes, tracking scripts, marketing spam, dark patterns, unskippable ads, clickbait, linkbait, listicles, seizure-inducing banners, captchas, QR codes, barely-visible unsubscribe buttons, 24-hour news networks, carousels, auto-playing audio, bloatware, sudden redirects to the App Store, telemarketing, ticked-by-default subscribe buttons, "your call is important to us", pageview-gaming galleries, native advertising, the list of bullshit goes on and on and on. [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Sep 4, 2015 - 57 comments

Secrets of catching attention revealed! 1,072 ‘context words’ disclosed!

The 1,072 Words That Will Forever Change How You Write Headlines. As some publishers struggle to grow their web traffic, one company believes increasing the ratio of some words in headlines could draw in readers. Researchers at native-advertising company Sharethrough say they have narrowed down a thousand words in the English language (pdf) that are proven to elicit higher emotional engagement. The research released today builds on a previous study published in March from Sharethrough and Nielsen.
posted by TheLittlePrince on Jul 2, 2015 - 46 comments

Lotho Sackville-Baggins does not make the list

The Most Metal Deaths in Middle-earth, Ranked
posted by Chrysostom on Jun 23, 2015 - 43 comments

The Yellow Kid

Based on such continuous disappointment you'd think that trust in these grandiose, empty promises would wane - yet articles like this are more popular then ever. How click bait articles work (this will amaze you!)
posted by chavenet on May 7, 2015 - 21 comments

"No one has ever given less of a fuck."

The Most Depressing Buzzfeed Article of All Time [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Mar 16, 2015 - 95 comments

"We're also thankful for Mississippi"

50 Americans Summarize Their Home State In One Perfectly Sarcastic Sentence [SLCB]
posted by Jacqueline on Dec 31, 2014 - 90 comments

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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