Thursday, April 30, 2020

Click for Next Page

Autos of beauty:  I don't know what this is but I sure like it. I'm guessing mid 30s and French or German.

For today, (Friday): 

NEWS? I know the producers and planners of click bait like: ‘Officer opens up on Ted Kennedy’s accident,’ don’t give a flip about my opinion. But in my opinion real news needs to be TOLD, not ‘click to see next page!’  If it is really important for the public, then tell us.

I lived thru the period of ‘news notes’ that said, “Officer shot in Charlotte, story at eleven.”  I didn’t mind that too much because I usually stayed up until the 11 PM news.

I am also sorta sick of the term ‘trolling.’  I have no idea what that means, but ‘click next page’ seems like trolling to me. Trolling is a fishing term, or it always has been. As a matter of fact trolling is my favorite type of fishing. Sherry and I used to troll for 3-4 hours a day in Lake Manatee in Florida.
 (Trolling in our 'fold-a-bote')
We caught enough fish for two big fish fries a week with more in the freezer. We could slowly troll and read our books or talk. When we got a hit, I would take the  fish off and put it in the live well and continue.

I guess trolling means trying to get you to bite on some story, but I don’t know that. Every time I see the term ‘trolling’ all I can think of is fishing.

Nite Shipslog     


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is like fishing in many ways they are trying to get information from you. I hate it when you have to click to get to the next page. Why can't they just say what is needed on page 1?

betty said...

I don't click to the next page for the rest of the story these days because it gets so frustrating page after page. They do it for the ads and somehow the number of clicks is significant for them. Hubby explained it once but I can't remember all the details about it. When I see next page I just move on to something else to read. Their bait I don't wish to sink my hook into :)


Mevely317 said...

Ugh. I loathe that 'click bait' … but sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me. Same for those teasers for upcoming news stories. "Stay tuned"? I don't think so. If I'm really, really curious I'll turn to Google.
Great photo of you two!

Rick Watson said...

Trolling is a term used for those who follow people on social media and other avenues of expression and leave nasty comments.
Just look at the thread of comments from a news story, from most any online newspaper and you will see a troll in action.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Rick in my opinion about trolling.
I have a gal that follows every single blog friend I do and it drives me nuts!
It feels creepy.

I also hate that when you go to a news site that you have to either join or let advertisements come so you can read it.

I also don't like when you try to find an easy answer and they put you into a 30 minutes video!

How's that?