Friday, June 30, 2017

The sexiest LFL players of 2017

Tech-media-tainment is not above doing clickbait articles featuring sexy women now and then. But at least we’re open about it.
The Legends Football League is stacked with attractive, athletic women. What follows are my picks (in alphabetical order) for the top 12 sexiest players in the U.S. league, judging by photos from their social media.
Half of the women on this year’s list are carryovers from last year’s list of the sexiest LFL players. (See “The sexiest LFL players of 2016, U.S. league.”)

Danielle Bush

Danielle Bush is a tight end and defensive end for the Pittsburgh Rebellion. She also serves in the U.S. Army, which is hot.



Jayne Caldwell

Jayne Caldwell is a quarterback for the Chicago Bliss. She’s from Brisbane, Australia, and previously played for the LFL’s Queensland Brigade down under.


Naja Christmas

Naja Christmas is an offensive and defensive lineman for the Los Angeles Temptation. She is an L.A.-based trainer and rehab specialist.


Lauren Fogle

Lauren Fogle is a running back and wide receiver for the Denver Dream. She’s also a fighter in the Lingerie Fighting Championships and a cosplayer. (See photo at top.)


Citrece Fox-Birdwell

Citrece Fox-Birdwell is a free safety and cornerback for the Atlanta Steam.


Quincy Hewitt

Quincy Hewitt is an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bliss, by way of New Zealand and Australia.



Continued in part 2

The sexiest LFL players of 2017, part 2

Tech-media-tainment has selected the 12 sexiest players of the 2017 U.S. Legends Football League.
This is part two of that list, presented in alphabetical order. (See part one here.)

Carla Kosak

Carla Kosak is a wide receiver and defensive back for the Omaha Heart.


Chasity Morales

Chasity Morales is a wide receiver for the Austin Acoustic. (See photo at top.)


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Adrian Purnell

Adrian Purnell is a strong safety and tight end for the Atlanta Steam.



Cynthia Schmidt

Cynthia Schmidt is a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Temptation.



Alyssa Strongle

Alyssa Stongle is a cornerback for the Denver Dream.


Kiana Takairangi

Kiana Takairangi of Sydney, Australia, is a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Temptation.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Websites that use lying clickbait

I think Taboola, Revcontent and other article distribution services should do a better job of policing the content carried on their services to weed out lying clickbait. But let’s not forget the creators of that bogus content.
I’ve been writing about lying clickbait since May 2016 and I decided today to review the content creators I’ve spotlighted that use the deceptive tactic.
Of the more than 70 websites I’ve noted that use lying clickbait, the worst multiple offenders are Detonate, AllRookie, HistoricalPast, History Things and Historical Insight.
Others on the naughty list include The Brofessional, Lifestylogy, Direct Expose, Curious Historian, HistoryInOrbit, and Groovy History.
Shame on all of you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lying clickbait: Celebrity meth addicts, plastic surgery nightmares

Lying clickbait comes in different shapes and sizes. And the lies they tell range from little ones to whoppers.
What follows are some recent examples.
When clickbait contains an incorrect photo or headline, you could chalk it up to a researcher making an error. But more likely it is someone trying to exploit the curiosity gap for clicks, resulting in more ad revenue.
A recent Taboola article titled “23 photos of Kate Middleton that will make your jaw drop” used a photo of the princess next to a picture of model and socialite Tamara Ecclestone (see above). They’re both British and attractive brunettes, but the similarities pretty much end there.

This next one is a twofer.
One article is titled “Celebs who died and no one said a word” and features a picture of actress Sara Gilbert, who is still alive, along with a photo of a reported meth addict named Kari.
The accompanying article is titled “11 celebrities who committed suicide” and features a picture of singer Susan Boyle, who is alive.

Another Taboola article, titled “12 celebs who are unrecognizable after plastic surgery,” featured side-by-side photos of a young Meg Ryan and reality TV star Elsa Patton. The clickbait article implies they are before-and-after photos.

This next one is minor by comparison.
A Yahoo clickbait article titled “Rare photos of everyday life in Russia.” It uses a photo of Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova, who is notable for her resemblance to a Barbie doll. She has worked in Russia, but a picture of her is hardly everyday life there.

A clickbait article by Adblade titled “Walmart photos that should never have been captured” uses a picture of a busty lady who’s obviously at the airport and not the discount retailer.

These next two are the latest examples of movie photos being passed off as historical shots. Two Clickbait articles promising images of the Titanic sinking use pictures from James Cameron’s 1997 film “Titanic.” One of the articles touts “Heartbreaking images of the Titanic taken by a passenger’s camera.” Yeah, right.

A Taboola article titled “It’s hard to believe these stars are single” uses a photo of actress Margot Robbie, who got married in December 2016. There are lots of attractive single celebrities. Why use a photo of one that’s married?

And finally, here’s an ad from Revcontent for a dating service. It’s titled “Can you handle a sugar mom in Great Falls?” It’s one of those ads that is customized by your computer’s location. It features a curvy blonde lying on a bed and smiling at the camera. A reverse image search shows that this same photo has been used nationwide for escort services. So I doubt she lives in Great Falls, Va. Sorry, guys.