What Makes Clickbait, Clickbait ?

Martin : What makes clickbait, clickbait ?

Roger : Why isn’t that obvious, it’s the tiles that “baits” users into clicking them ?

Martin : Well, yeah sure. But what makes clickbait special ?

Roger : Isn’t that what I just said, it’s the the clickbaity titles that sets it apart.

Martin : Isn’t there more to it than that though ?

Roger : What more is there to it ? clickbait is clickbait, I don’t understand what you’re on about ?

Martin : Do you think clickbait is good ?

Roger : Clickbait is horrible, it has ruined the internet. Maybe, unless you’re a publisher who’ll get more traffic and ad revenue.

Martin : Roger, do think clickbait has negative connotations attached to it.

Roger : Yes.

Martin : Do you think that’ll go away if they delivered on the promise.

Roger : What do you mean ?

Martin : I mean if,  I mean if they, I mean if they deliver on the promise of clickbait, will that solve the problem.

Roger : What are you yapping on about ? I have  to go catch the bus, get to the point, will you ?

Martin : You know if, if you click the link and are satisfied with the result does that still count as clickbait ?

Roger : The title will still be clickbaity but the article won’t be, if that makes any sense. Martin I have to go now.

Martin : Hey, Shirley,  What makes clickbait, clickbait ?

I don’t understand the appeal of Casey Neistat

I’ve always found Casey Neistat’s videos extremely click baity and overall uninteresting. I feel his videos are long and boring, with nothing happening in them and after watching his videos, I’m always left with the feeling that thats some time I’ll never get back in my life.

But, I feel that is the case with most click baity videos on youtube. I’m not asking the question, why clickbait works ? it’s obvious why clickbait works it promises you something interesting in return of clicking it and who doesn’t like something interesting.  My question isn’t why people watch his videos on youtube but why do people I respect and people I feel are smart and intelligent, who I thought would feel the same about him praise him, why do these people think Casey Neistat is a big deal ? What am I missing here ? Is there are another deeper level for his videos, what ever I’ve seen of him repels me.

Definitely not the Prettiest setup but it works

The Setup includes :

  • 1- Sony 42 inches (107 cm) W900B BRAVIA Full HD 3D LED TV
  • 1 -Asianet Cable Box
  • 1 -Google Chromecast
  • 1- LattePanda Single Board x86 computer – (4GB RAM Version)
  • 2 – Raspberry Pi 2s
  • 2 -Samsung EVO 32GB Class 10 MicroSDHC Memory Cards
  • 2 -4TB WD Red Hard Drives
  • 1 -ONU
  • 1 -TP-Link TL-WDR4300 N750 Wireless Dual Band Router
  • 1 -Netgear GS608 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 1 -QuantumZERO Powered USB 3.0 HUB
  • 2 -QuantumZERO QZ-HD01 USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Dock Docking Stations*
  • 1 -QuantumZERO 4 Port USB Power Supply
  • 1 -APC BX600C-IN 600VA, 230V Back UPS
  • 1 -Belkin 8-Socket Surge Protector
  • 1 -DIY 2-Socket Power Strip

The LattePanda is running 64bit Windows 10 Home, the One Raspberry Pi is running PLEX media player and the other one is running Raspbian now, but back when I took these photos in February it was running LibreELEC.

*One is them is an updated version with a dust cover