Thursday, March 30, 2017
Clickbait cliche: Photos that almost broke the internet
Content promotion services use some come-on lines so often they’ve become cliches. Among the most common clickbait cliches are articles that promise to show “photos that almost broke the internet.”
What follows are three examples of this cliche from Taboola and one from Yahoo.
One Taboola article titled “20 perfectly timed photos that almost broke the internet” featured a photo of cheerleader MaCall Manor. (See article about Manor by Busted Coverage.)
Another Taboola post, this one titled “25+ perfectly timed photos that almost broke the internet,” used a photo of reality TV star Luisa Zissman from BBC’s “The Apprentice.” (See article by the Express.)
Yet another Taboola post with the same headline used a photo of Cristina Blackwell from when she was a weathercaster for “Despierta America,” a morning show on Spanish-language channel Univision. She is now a host of “Great Day SA” on KENS-TV in San Antonio.
Finally, a sponsored post on Yahoo titled “She almost took down the internet with this move” used a photo of Finnish freestyle swimmer Hanna-Maria Seppala.