January 30, 2023

Coyotes In Maine Might Kill Several Tens of Thousands of Deer Per Year

This is how people are fed “news” these days. I thought I would jump on the band wagon. It doesn’t matter whether or not I can prove this statement. What matters, today anyway, is that I create an outrageous headline that people will run with. Most Internet users don’t read articles. They only consume headlines. It is proven that most users struggle to browse through 141 characters on Twitter.

The dishonest media, driven by the reality that they can’t survive without selling entertainment, figured this out quite awhile ago. That’s why Internet websites such as The Drudge Report do so well. If you haven’t been there before, it’s a one page website that contains mostly manufactured headlines, designed to grab your attention, not to entice you to read the article, but to run away with a headline that effects you and you can, in turn, effect, or perhaps infect, someone else.

Now that I know you haven’t read this article, you still don’t understand my headline.