Thursday, July 7, 2016

Clickbaits

Hello everyone!! 

Alright, so this may sound like a rant, but true story alright, this happens to me all the time. You hate it, I hate it. We all hate it. I try to avoid it like the plaque but hey, you show me candy dangling in front of me, I reach up for it, yeah? No, no, no. It doesn't work that way, but apparently it does in this case at least this time around. *sigh*...

So, you know those 3 pages, 5 pages, however long a page article that are always popping up on our news feed? Just today, I've seen, how to make your teeth whiter, one simple ingredient, click here to follow the link to find out what a common household item can do this for you. Instead of all that uninformative *beep*, they could have just told me what it was. And you know what? Because I'm not going to fall for their tricks, I didn't click on it. HA! I don't know what item it was and you're probably annoyed at me because I didn't tell you what it was. But, that's exactly how I feel, every time I see those links. Like, fam, why you wasting my time? Do I look like I've got all that time?

YouTube. DAMN THOSE YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT HAS SH*TTY TITLES. Learn how to speak Spanish and in the end, it's a whole rant on how to bloody order a shoe online. I'm sorry, but what did your title say? You see why I have trust issues. First of all, I'm telling you, those raisin cookies, oh yes, you know what I'm talking about, those chocolate chip cookie impostors. They look like the divine objects I crave for and then when I take a bite out of it, I find myself spitting it out because of all these lies. Don't leave it hanging around in a plate or serve it to me with my cup of tea. You will face the repercussions of your actions and you will be sorry that you decided that raisins should ever be in a cookie. 


And you know how those videos on how to use a highlighter for a whole face make-up. Like honestly? Do I really want to look like the tin man (Tin Woodman) from the Wizard of Oz. Do I want to "glow in the dark" or let everyone know when I'm in a dark area. Like, hello, I'm walking home in the dark, oh, look, my face is a reflector. Now, I can feel safe walking back in the dark. No, just no. This is not what I expect when I see these kind of videos. No, thank you, I don't want to look like my oil glands overproduce sebum and no, I don't want to shine bright like a diamond. They reflect, for goodness sake.



I know, it's marketing, they're trying to promote their brand and what-not but seriously, just how far does this actually go. It just honestly makes me so furious that I have to click through 5 pages of rubbish just to know how to make my teeth whiter. And you know what's the worst thing? Hours after I've seen the link, it still bothers me. What was it? What makes my teeth whiter? AHHHHH!!! You see my problem? I'm the classic example of a person who creates problems for themselves from thin air. I have nothing to worry about but I worry about the stupidest article that have no information at all. All I could do is just Google it, but I don't want to spend my time going from one link to another and then end up in some hidden underground jazz band just because I want to know what ingredient I need. I know it sounds ridiculous but my Google searches always ends up with me browsing through some dodgey, uncharted territories. 

On another note, I could honestly go on about what makes me soooooooo furious about clickbaits, oh and obviously I'm mad especially since I watch the videos and my 7 minutes or whatever is gone, not that I would be doing anything productive at the time, but at least I would have done something much worth my unproductive time. Gosh, some people just don't understand. See, once you click it, you're committed, they lead you on and then you're staring at your screen, feeling like you'd like to break your laptop or desktop but knowing you've paid too much for it to see it go. Sorry, I'm not Bill Gates. I don't earn $22,946. Tough. You deal with it. 

So, this may be an uninformative post, but at least you feel the satisfaction of my rant (at least I hope).

Baking soda and strawberry crushed, that's what makes your teeth whiter. Don't judge me. 

Till my next post. xx

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