Curiosity Feeds The Click Bait Link
If you spend any time at all on the Internet, you are sure to have come across little blurbs of text and a picture with an enticing headline like: “Man remodels basement. What he finds next is shocking” Curiosity sucks you in and, before you know it, you’re in advertising hell. Pop-ups, links, more ads and more click bait headlines. To make matters worse, you have to click the ‘Next’ button a bizalion times to read the entire story. Here’s a better way to feed the curiosity bug:
Fire up your favorite search engine and do a search on the headline, or a version of it. For the remodel basement headline above, I searched in Google for “remodels basement finds unexpected” and came up with the original story that the click-baiters stole for their version. No ads, no drama, just the story. Read it for yourself. It works almost every time. So if you’re like me, and you can’t resist a good headline, you don’t have to feed the click bait links while you’re feeding your head.