In my last blog post I wrote about Ellen that selfie with all those other celebs at the Oscars and how it was a publicity stunt for Samsung and this post is, sadly, about another viral publicity stunt. For me it takes all the joy out of something to realize that it was a sham, just some deeply-embedded commercial. It has made me wary of new memes, especially viral videos, which will be related to today’s topic.
I was browsing Facebook when I saw a video entitled “First Kiss” that promised ... read more
The term ClickBait (sometimes called Linkbait) refers to a link to a site or a title of something online that 'baits' the viewer into clicking on it by using a sensationalized or misrepresented message.
ClickBait can also be in photo form online, I know that several cosplay-related articles feature a cosplayer with cleavage as the display picture despite that photo being buried deep in the article or not actually being that related to the actual topic. The reasoning behind ClickBait is sometimes ... read more