• Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Why do people whine about headlines? Their sole purpose is to get your attention, and voila, in some form it worked. If I hadn't already read the article in question I'd go and look it up and probably read it, and voila, the headline worked.

    3 points
    • Jeremy StewartJeremy Stewart, over 8 years ago

      That is their sole purpose, but there's a different between a) drawing attention and b) sensationalizing/whoring/cheapening. That's probably why he's whining. I myself don't take it issue with it, but I also don't really pay attention to stupid titles like 'Good design is a cupcake'. I've started to filter out clickbait.

      0 points
    • Wade MullerWade Muller, over 8 years ago

      I hate it because its almost BuzzFeed territory. ie: "Gorilla learns to drive, you won't believe what happens next".

      2 points