Sunday, December 6, 2009

Online News Video is a Business

On November 24th, I had marked a Seattle Times treatment about the controversy surrounding a bikini expresso stand opening in nearby Bellevue for upload to this space.

My plan was to link it to a Gawker post about the one in a neighboring community, which was targeted by a prostitution sting and mentioned in the Bellevue coverage, but while deciding upon the context, the whole thing was pushed aside.

Luckily, I've been given the chance to revisit the topic because when I was getting the embed code for the Doris Buffett video used in the previous post, I saw the following listed first among CBS's "Most Popular" and after watching it (with a special emphasis on the "narration"), the term clickbait came to mind.

Watch CBS News Videos Online

BTW: Though the thumbnail is obviously part of the trap, the auto-repeat probably helps keep the video at the top of the list.
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