Saw something that looked clickbait-y and for once glad I clicked on it because I learned a new term I want to scream from the mountaintops: bullshit curation. Clickbait sounds almost respectable. One of my favorite recent terms I learned from Jon Stewart was “Bullshit Mountain.” It refers to the Orwellian spin of stories from political groups to make the terrible sound good for us or the good for us sound terrible. There stuff is an avalanche coming for us.
Bullshit Curation is more the spin of stories to get us to click on them and drive up advertising revenue.
Of course, since “ideology trumps facts” in an election year, all this bullshit curation is probably netting large profits.
This post is forewarning my friends about a term I’ll probably bring up often in random conversations.