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Linkbait, fishing for clicks

5 things I hate about articles with lists of 5 things

Linkbait, fishing for clicks

Call me Linkbait!

We all know the only reason they do it is to entice a reader into an article that otherwise has no substance, to get our hopes up about a topic we love but which they know nothing more about, because it takes no time to write, requires precious little brain power, and can be written while still in your underwear.

Just like this article.

Stop doing it. The Internet thanks you.
(All of us—I counted.)