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Why Do I Even Read the News? Bait & Switch?2741

Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
I am not sure why I even go to a news site even more.

I am pretty savvy ... when I am awake ... sometimes.

I can no longer remember how many times now that I have been 'fooled' by a title to a news article.

I thought I was going to read one thing, but the article turned out to be about something else.

Why do people do bait and switch?
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Member DansCartoons private msg quote post Address this user
click bait is nasty.....Drudge is good for that
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
I was watching a program dedicated to teaching ordinary folk about the tricks of click bait news, and the presenters had to admit they get fooled in too.

We're human and often can't help ourselves.
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@DansCartoons But it's not drudgery. It's cleverly designed exciting, grains of truth embedded in a whole heap of cow manure.
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Member DansCartoons private msg quote post Address this user
HaHaHa Susan! I meant the actual website DrudgeReport....you're in Oz, but here in USA it's a news / info site. No, I think drudgery is a necessary evil in blogging and web design etc....I agree. I drink alot of instant coffee
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Member DansCartoons private msg quote post Address this user
and . . . click bait (if it's good - can be SCARY)....ever heard of RANSOMWARE? UGH....I did hear if you do get taken over by ransomeware at the very least (one trick to keep in mind), hit F8 ASAP, it allows you to bypass the ransomware and you'll be able to at least access your files and store them safely while you figure your next move. I am certain others have heard of this? I am careful about clickbait
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@DansCartoons Yes to loads of coffee, and sadly we have many 'drudgereport' sites too - many of them from the US
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Member morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Why? Because it works.
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Member DansCartoons private msg quote post Address this user
@SusanDay I don't say "sadly" because they help me generate new ideas...LOL?
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@DansCartoons very true!
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