Do newspapers use Clickbait on purpose?

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Do newspapers use Clickbait on purpose?

Postby Danjog » 22 Jun 2016, 1:35pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... louts.html

Do they do this on purpose to rile up dissent between cyclist and motorists?
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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby iandriver » 22 Jun 2016, 1:53pm

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby karlt » 22 Jun 2016, 2:03pm

In the case of the Daily Heil? Yes. There's a thread for it on Mailwatch.

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby broadway » 22 Jun 2016, 6:30pm

The survey is done by vouchercodepro, which is just used to generate publicity for them.

Here's what they say about drivers :)

"The survey has revealed that as many as fourth fifths of Britons break the law whilst driving, with a quarter of them doing so on a daily basis. The study’s findings indicate that 71% of drivers who break the law commit speeding offences, while 47% of drivers who break the law do so by either texting or taking a phone call while driving. The next three categories are failing to wear a seatbelt, eating while driving or tailgating."

http://www.alertdriving.com/home/fleet- ... ak-the-law

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby yakdiver » 22 Jun 2016, 6:46pm

I find it amazing that the so called “elite drivers” are still paying a road tax, I wonder who they pay it to. :lol:
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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby GrumpyGit » 22 Jun 2016, 6:54pm

It's called "clickbait" :roll:
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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby scottg » 22 Jun 2016, 7:02pm

Just realize the rest of the paper is written to the same high standards.

Recent clickbait you may have missed.....
67% of Saxons & Picts want the Normans out of England, damn immigrants.


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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby meic » 22 Jun 2016, 8:02pm

The study’s findings indicate that 71% of drivers who break the law commit speeding offences,

and that 28% lie on questionnaires. :roll:
I am being generous in allowing that 1% never speed.
The 71% is the figure for those who are above the speed limit at all times that it isnt outright perilous* to be so.

*normally to their licence.
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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby david7591 » 22 Jun 2016, 9:10pm

Danjog wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3654022/Cyclists-riding-test-licence-Angry-motorists-call-end-Lycra-louts.html

Do they do this on purpose to rile up dissent between cyclist and motorists?


Yes

Controversy attracts attention. For example the Mail website has received several extra visitors from this forum through publishing that story, hence marginally boosting their potenential advertising revenue capability. Repeat thousand of times with similar controversial stories, and hey presto they're making more money than before.

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby Tangled Metal » 22 Jun 2016, 10:47pm

Why do people complain any media doing articles to pit cyclists against motorists whilst posting such articles thus promoting them and more visits in the process.

Seriously people if you find such an article do not promote it on here or anywhere. It does no good.

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby gxaustin » 24 Jun 2016, 5:20pm

"There is often a rift between the two as they both think they're better than one another"

That's funny - all the cyclists I know are motorists too

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby gxaustin » 24 Jun 2016, 5:22pm

"There is often a rift between the two as they both think they're better than one another"

That's funny - all the cyclists I know are motorists too. And we have all passed a test which entitles us to ride a moped, let alone a bike.
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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby tykeboy2003 » 26 Jun 2016, 3:41pm

Do they do this on purpose to rile up dissent between cyclist and motorists?


Yes. Particularly papers like the Mail, Express, Sun and Telegraph, but even the Grauniad does occasionally if not quite so blatantly.

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby djnotts » 1 Jul 2016, 8:21pm

Yes. That's it, really.

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Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 2 Jul 2016, 11:07am

One does not know whether to laugh or cry, just like in the cinema. Probably both.

I am a cyclist who drives too, I have never been caught driving too fast.

But I was once stopped by West Merci Police because I was driving slowly, maybe 22 when max 30 was allowed.

I think I should be proud of this. Any comments?

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