What’s Link-bait?

by Da'Von B.

I’ve seen this all over the interwebs “The iPhone 5 will have an NFC Chip for Wireless Payments” where the story actually states that rumors from unconfirmed ultra-secretive sources with a bad history of predictions state that Apple is working with wireless transmission of data. No information suggesting that the famous “sources familiar with ultra-secretive matters” leaked anything, just an enticing title to acquire “hits” or “clicks” to the site. It’s an annoying trend that continues to grow throughout the conglomerate media circles. CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc all of these sites are guilty of providing “linkbait” a headline that suggests one thing when the story is entirely different or based on rumors and here say. That’s it, just my two cents on link-bait.