On my mobile device, since FB Purity doesn’t work on handhelds, I have to scroll through a lot of real garbage – often every other post is “sponsored.”
Here’s a sample of things I’ve seen just in the last few days.
Obviously clickbait works, or companies wouldn’t do it – but it’s so annoying to see all these hackneyed “you won’t belive” and “this will shock you” attention-grabbers. The other part, of course, is that most of these articles are relatively valueless anyway, either [bad] opinion pieces or poorly-compiled lists.
It makes browsing Facebook on a mobile a less-than-fulfilling experience. I wish FB Purity were available for my Android, it really cleans things up on the desktop version.
The Old Wolf has spoken.
I totally fall for clickbait on Facebook, with stupid articles that I wouldn’t go searching for. But you totally get sucked in!
Oh well. I do as well, sometimes. It’s hardly something to beat ourselves up about, but I thought it was worth the mini-rant just to clear my head.
Just saw this on TED. Doesn’t matter what comes after the click, it’s the click that their after. https://tinyurl.com/y988joud