A brief word on the concept of Linkbaiting

In case you don’t know what “linkbaiting” is, here’s an old explanation of how it’s done by the master himself, John C. Dvorak. If you’re aware of the concept of how linkbaiting is executed, it becomes very obvious when it’s being done & what news outlets are advertising whores & otherwise lousy sources for news.

A tell-tale sign of linkbaiting are things like “Top 10 Lists”, Slideshows that require you to clickthrough & refresh the page, etc.

Here’s how you’re being manipulated.

John Dvorak hacks Mac fans

Shout out to Computerworld, Business Insider, Betanews, PCWorld, Inquirer, Register.co.uk, InfoWorld, and Redmond Mag.

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