Turning Clickbait into Litbait (“When It’s OK to Slut-Shame Single Mothers”)

I’m willing to bet that everyone of you guys hate “clickbait” as much as I hate it.  You know…those wild headlines that you try so hard to ignore because you are 99% certain that they are either completely baseless or have not one thing to do with the site that you will be forwarded to if you foolishly click the provided link.  Those site are almost always overrun by pop-up ads (and worse) that make it so impossible to read the supposed explanation for the headline that you soon find yourself busily zapping all those tiny little “x” characters in their corners that you hope will make the ads disappear.  Soon enough it feels as if you are playing some kind of old fashioned arcade game from the eighties and you forget why you are on the site in the first place.  Facebook and Twitter have thousands and thousands of those headlines, so it is impossible to avoid them.

Well…here’s a bit of good news.  One indie bookstore has decided to create a few click-bate headlines with a definite literary twist to them.  Take a look at this You-Tube video explaining exactly what The Wild Detectives Bookstore has done.

I think you’ll like it:

And despite that rather British accent of the video narrator, I’m pretty sure that this is produced by the Wild Detectives bookstore located in Dallas, so here’s a link to their Facebook Page.  This is definitely a place I’ll be visiting next time I’m up in Dallas.

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