…So it doesn’t really matter that Facebook is cracking down on it!
Click-baiting. It’s fun, it’s a scourge, it’s what’s wrong with the net and Facebook today. Whatever your view it’s about to get the push from Facebook and to many this is about time.
What is click-bait?
You’ve probably seen links all over the web that give you an odd image together with an enticing headline and nothing else. The headline is usually enough to get you to click because it’s appealing to a part of your mind that just NEEDS to find out what it’s all about. Here are a few examples:
You see these everywhere. On Facebook they might look a bit like this:
See? You just want to click on it, don’t you? The headlines are crafted to creep into your mind and work their way to your clicking finger bypassing common sense.
The thing is, research has shown that people are getting annoyed by them and rightly so, they’re usually just there to get you to click and then fill out a call to action and before you know it you’re on a mailing list.
Or, you might be compelled to buy something. Either way, Facebook is going to reduce the amount of these things you see and your news feed should be a lot cleaner sometime soon.