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Stop Clickbait

Stop Clickbait


Boulder CO United States

About Business

We live in a time where click-bait is changing journalism in media. It spits out sensationalist headlines which can easily influence millions of people to assume something that is totally skewed. All of this is driven by the economy of the Internet: advertisements; something Facebook doesn’t allow creators to fully monetize off. In the mean time, the #StopClickBait network will save users precious clicks and time from annoying click-bait headlines. This is something that completely goes against the economy of the Internet, but that's not going to stop us.

"Ah, clickbait. We like to think we're above the temptation of clicking, and we may very well scroll by them without a second glance, but there's always just that *few* that make it impossible. That headline that for whatever reason just makes your finger move on it's own. Makes your brain say: This will be the exception! This will actually be something surprising/interesting/entertaining/unexpected!
Then the disappointment sets in as you realize you've yet again succumbed to the obsessive, unstoppable pull that is Clickbait. You're just like all the others; the sheep that follow every trending hashtag and repeat the misinformation. You're no different. Your life is doomed to be forever surrounded by soul-sucking fake-outs, getting you all excited and letting you down in the most crushing of ways. Yet you cannot resist!
And then came #StopClickBait. The true savior to us lost, internet-browsing souls. It takes each and every clickbait article and reposts them into categories, and give us the direct, dry, strait-to-the-point answer to online-life's most fascinating questions. The truth drips from each post, the one-worded answers being the most hilarious, I find. 53 thousand followers means 53 thousand less clicks and 53 thousand less possible shares. Could it be possible? Might we actually rid our futuristic world of such trash "journalism"? Might we truly become.... free?" - Alisa Smith

"See it as OP taking one for the team.
He clicks the link, digs through the steaming pile of literary garbage, and finds the essential part of the clickbait.
Why do this? Why have as few people click the link as possible?
Because ad revenue is gathered by many clicks, and clickbait is promoting degeneracy and stupidity in journalism.
By having only a few people see the actual page, and "taking one for the team", we send the message that we are fed up with clickbait, while hitting the promoters of excessive advertising and clickbait the only place where it hurts: Their income." - William Geismar

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