There’s a sucker born every minute. Though P.T. Barnum probably never said this, the intent of the phrase continues to hold true. And the Internet has become a field white unto harvest for suckers.
Smart Drug: Not. But don’t you know the orders are pouring in.
And maybe it’s just me, but it seems no matter where on the web you go—even to the big-name “reputable” sources, you’ll be assailed in the sidebar or end of the article by Pinterest-like box photos offering to show the clicker “one weird trick“ or “what folks in Floyd want to know about xxx” and substitute any one of a number of tittilating or salacious topics, the final link more than likely illustrated by a buxom female showing lots of skin.
Is the Internet become all sizzle and no steak?
Is the current trend of visual taunting the product of behavioral psychology at work amongst the lever-press mouse-click market masters I spoke about in yesterday’s post?
And I challenge you to find many paragraphs in a row without astoundingly-obvious spelling or grammar errors undetected and uncorrected. Sloppy! Is anybody at the wheel?
So I find myself doing less random browsing these days, am far less prone to follow my nose, and more inclined to stay on the paved roads than step off into the increasingly mucky margins. You?