Don't take the clickbait

Wow, you are witnessing history unfold right before your eyes. Honestly, this is in the same category, as the pyramids being built or the Declaration of Independence being signed. Remember Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Platforms of the past. Netflix and Hulu? Overhyped. Here at Rainked, we rank and give our input about the world, except we give you quality and organic content.

ESPN recently ranked their top 74 players of all time. Pause. Why 74? Honestly, if you have to rank the top 74 of anything, you are probably creating clickbait. What is clickbait you ask? Clickbait is recycled (not the good kind), non-organic content that is specifically made to *drum roll please*... get clicks. It is not to enlighten you, or to add anything enriching or positive to your life. Clickbait is EVERYWHERE! Clickbait is toxic and can cause negative long-term health effects. Don't worry though, if you have ever been exposed to Clickbait, you have the legal right to claim financial compensation from the responsible party (Not endorsed by Rainked.com). This phenomenon is seen everywhere, but I'll give you the following concrete examples:

Imagine you are scrolling on your Facebook feed and you see that your great aunt Karen has updated her profile. You already roll your eyes and want to delete social media forever. (Disclaimer: we love all Great Aunt Karen's in the world). You see that Great Aunt Karen has tagged Aunt Janet in a post called, "You won't believe how this woman saved $100.00 a month by doing this simple trick." Clickbait. I'm shivering, and I don't even know how I can continue writing this article. Well the show must go on, and it doesn't just stop there; imagine you are on Twitter and you see Jenny from high school retweeting an article called, "Which Classic Disney character are you?" Please don't click the link. No, you clicked it didn't you? You can't even see my asking you this question because you are finding out if you are Sleeping Beauty or not. Sweet dreams; goodbye forever. One word for you: clickbait. Clickbait has taken another good one.

Still don't get the memo on clickbait? I didn't want to do this, but let me take you on another journey. You are once again scrolling on your phone trying to fall asleep, when you see the post, "Aries, Leo, DiCaprio, Pisces, Cancer, Taurus, Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, X /E A-12, Capricorn, Unicorn, Scorpio, and E-I-E-I-O: What your favorite ice cream says about you!" THIS.IS.CLICK.BAIT. I am not disrespecting Zodiac signs in anyway (Shoutout to all of my Aquarius homies; you don't belong in that clickbait article), but this is a classic, textbook example of Clickbait. Do not click it. Stay strong.

Since most of you are reading the Buzz feed, Disney character CLICKBAIT, article right now, I'm going to wrap this up. Overall, this doesn't mean that my good friend, Hugh, and I didn't debate ESPN's top 74 players of all time for two hours, but I just want to advise you to think before you click. However, there is always an exception to the rule. When it comes to clicking on a new article from Rainked.com, don't think just click. This website is all about quality. We don't have advertisements on our website. Not being able to sell advertisements is beyond the point. We care about you all and want you to have the best experience possible. Are we clickbait? Definitely not.


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