3. Fun Personal Predictions or Character Descriptions
You most likely encounter them already especially if you are connected to Facebook.
Did you notice those things on your news feed shared by your friends like “Who is the celebrity they look like?”, “What will happen to you in 2017?”, “Who is you soulmate”, “What color describes your personality”, etc…? I am talking about them.
Such click bait appears in a link form which divert you to another site and generate the result.
One thing is sure though — the one clicking this sort of virtual crap do not believe the outcome. The purpose of these links (on the perspective of the clicker) is for fun. Many friends will react and the post will spread because friends will see to it that they probably will have a better or cooler result.
However, one should be extra careful because in order to generate a result, one must give permission to the website app to allow access to your Facebook account. We do not know what comes after that. Your Facebook account might be vulnerable to viruses and stolen information. You might end up spamming and liking something you did not even encounter.
2. Weight Loss
If the hyper-sexualization of pop culture, men are pressured to buff and women to fast in order to maintain their slim and sexy figure. The fashion industry also has the trend of showing more skin giving more demand to work out and trim down from fat.
Most people, especially those who are beyond 20 years old are not gifted with a high metabolism rate. Hitting the gym is very tiring for many and following a strict diet is burdensome for food lovers.
And so, the desire to get fit summons the platoon of searchers seeking for alternative ways. Since “research” is done mostly online now, click baits come in.
Weight loss click baits comes in the form of dietary supplements, fat burning products, and even ridiculous natural advice and workout routine which gives an impression that a fat person can lose weight with less effort.
Most of the times, these click baits are accompanied by before and after photos. Who knows the actual result was actually reversed? Hahaha!
One thing is sure though, weight loss can only be achieved through change of lifestyle and consistency.