The origins of clickbait

What banks were like to Willie Sutton is what you are to the AJ-C’s sports editors.

It isn’t animosity that drives the local paper’s Georgia coverage.  It’s nothing personal.  They’re just grabbing as many eyeballs as they can.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

19 responses to “The origins of clickbait

  1. Well yes, since a lot of papers now give bonus dollars, based on clicks to articles. When I left a major urban newspaper, it was really beginning to go in that direction. Explains why every paper now have the designated “let us piss off the readership writers’. Welcome to the 21st century.


  2. All major newspapers have the designated “let us see how much we can piss off the readership writers”. It is the way of the 21st century. Bonus dollars are based on clicks and blogger comments are most papers. We used to call them booger comments, however, instead of a simple item, they turned into a major driving force. $$$$$$$.


  3. hmm, ok, well a bit of delay there on comments. two becomes three and welcome to the shorter rant.


  4. Mayor

    All the more reason to not to post links to that filthy rag.


  5. W Cobb Dawg

    Unfortunately, clickbait is all that Schultz generates. If he wrote something thoughtful and original like Bluto’s Jim Bouton analogy this morning, he’d be bucking for a Pulitzer.

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  6. Dolly Llama

    OT, but the Seattle paper is reporting that Eason’s transfer to Washington is a near-certainty.


  7. Will Trane

    Rumors in Knoxville is that Jalen Hurts will follow Pruitt to Tennessee now that he is no longer projected as the 2018 Bama starting QB.
    Will there be some more defections from Tide?
    Who will be Nick’s new DC?


    • No way Saban allows Hurts to transfer within the conference if he decides to leave. He didn’t even want to allow a graduate transfer in Mo Smith to come to Georgia with Kirby. That ain’t in Little Nicky’s #Process.


  8. Will Trane

    Did Jolly Old Nick cost his beloved Tide a SEC championship opportunity by sticking with Hurts in that woeful game against Auburn.
    I and many others say yes.
    May have been brilliant last night, but Old Nick torched a SEC championship title opportunity.
    Guess after all he is not that damn smart after all.


  9. Mary Kate Danaher

    Rip Schultz and Bradley if you will, but the worst is Bill King. What a sniveling jamoke.