Clickbait!

I hate Clickbait. Thankfully, I’m not stupid enough to keep clicking it like some people are. My main issue with it is that it’s effecting people’s use of hyperbole. People can’t just say “Have you seen this? It’s good!”, they have to say “OMG this is the best thing ever, look at it!”

Take this as a perfect example of Clickbait. Here we have a picture of Pheobe Cates, 80s ultrababe! Apparently, what she looks like now is CRAZY!

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Now, for her to look CRAZY, she can’t just look like a 50 year old version of herself. Let’s take a look at what Pheobe Cates looks like now…

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So.. sure, she looks good for her age, but she doesn’t look CRAZY. What she looks is good! (Still would). Now, to me, when someone says someone looks crazy, I expect crazy. I’d liked to have clicked the link and found out she looked like this…

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CRAZY!

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