Click Bait

¬†Anyone else notice a seemingly huge increase in the amount of “click bait” you are seeing on Facebook and all over the internet these days? Especially on any news stories you see with Donald Trump’s face attached to it. Well I sure as hell do and I think this is another way for modern media outlets and big companies to get their news across which I think is disgraceful.

Facebook

Alright, so I am not going to go as far as saying that Facebook is an official outlet for news but unfortunately for a huge number of people of this generation it is the ONLY news outlet that they have or even bother to look at. I think this is especially dangerous because of the way Facebook is set up. There is obviously money is advertising when it comes to the majority of news stories you see that pop up on your feed and these companies are laying everything out and on the line in the hopes that you are going to click that link.

I think all media these days can be seen as a form of click baiting in that any way you look at it, people like to see crazy stuff on the news and regardless of how bias it may be it will get the ratings that the TV producers and executives drool over and demand.

I hope I am not guilty of any click baiting here at Modern Media :)

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