Sunday, June 5, 2016

More lying click-bait articles

Last month I wrote about the trend of content-marketing services using “lying click-bait photos” to promote their articles. They’ll often use a photo that doesn’t match the subject of the article to trick people into clicking on them.
For instance, an article that promises historical photos might use a staged photo or a picture of an attractive woman. Celebrity articles will use a photo that is inaccurate in the context of the article headline.
Here are the latest examples I’ve seen.
An article titled “Photos That Almost Broke the Internet” featured a photo of an attractive blonde woman in a light blue top. The picture of the mystery woman is nice, but certainly isn’t anything special.

Another article titled “She Didn’t Notice Drone Filming” shows a busty young lady on the beach. But the photo clearly wasn’t taken with a drone.

An article titled “13 Celebs You Might Not Know Are Twins” shows actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, who are brothers but not twins. Ralph is 53 and Joseph is 46.

An article titled “10 Celebs You Had No Clue Were Married To Each Other” features a photo of actors William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, co-stars of the Showtime series “Shameless.” Macy is married to actress Felicity Huffman.

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