Items tagged with viral content

If you ever wonder how certain pages or posts end in your Facebook feed, they drop their most widely viewed content reports quarterly. In the Q3 report a blogger has found that the most widely viewed page in the US, which has posted the third, fourth and eighth most viewed posts, is a page ran by a food blogger from Utah. The page is called Thinkarete Lifestyle and now mostly posts links to a website selling cookware and other home goods—we can assume this is mostly a drop shipping sort of deal. What's interesting here is this isn't what you would call a dead page, having a bot post content every so often but mostly linking its own affiliate links or webstore. This is a page that actively... Read more...
If you use social media at all these days, you've undoubtedly noticed the rampant proliferation of viral headlines. From advertising "Local woman loses 55 lbs of belly fat using one weird trick," to Upworthy's self-righteous spewing twaddle "This man found 3,654 war orphans, 62 kittens, and Jesus at Arby's -- You Won't Believe What Happened Next," clickbait linkspam abounds across the Internet. Now, Facebook is itself stepping in to lend a hand -- and hopefully turn off the spigot. Facebook is going to do this in two different ways. First, it's going to crack down on headlines that give limited information but encourage clicks. The idea is that if people actually engage in substantive discussion... Read more...