and before anybody asks, I picked the title on purpose. I hate clickbait. There are several reasons for this. Clickbait, is just there to generate more clicks. It's in the name. So whenever you click on clickbait, not the article is the product, but you. Additionally this lead to shoddy "journalism" as researching a topic is not important. Most of clickbait is pointless lists with no real content. Stop bothering me. Clickbait is phrased in a way to stir up shit. This way you tell your people "look at what shit they wrote" and share the link around even more. This just leads to internet fights that help no one. Clickbait messes with your brain. It is phrased in a way so you just have to click on it. They particularly like titles that include the word "you" so you feel like, you are being personally addressed. Even if you don't like clickbait and try to avoid it like a pest, your stupid friends are still going to share it with you, so there is no escape. The way of coping with this is unfriending people on Facebook, that usually works. There is market for this, and I am happy for it existing on buzzfeed etc. but stop bothering me with it.