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Author Topic: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole  (Read 2701 times)

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The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« on: June 13, 2014, 04:38:13 PM »
The Onion has launched a new site aimed at parodying viral news sites like Buzzfeed, Upworthy, etc.


What is the goal of ClickHole?

Let’s be honest: Today, the average website carelessly churns out hundreds of pieces of pandering, misleading content, most of which tragically fall short of going viral.

At ClickHole, we refuse to stand for this. We strive to make sure that all of our content panders to and misleads our readers just enough to make it go viral. You see, we don’t think anything on the internet should ever have to settle for mere tens of thousands of pageviews. We believe that each and every article—whether about pop culture, politics, internet trends, or social justice—should be clicked on and shared by hundreds of millions of internet users before they can even comprehend what they just read.

ClickHole has one and only one core belief: All web content deserves to go viral.  




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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 05:54:25 AM »
That's a great site.
I love spreading obvious misinformation on the internet. If someone is so dumb as to believe articles on the net, they may as well believe totally ridiculous ones.

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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 06:09:43 AM »
Indistinguishable from half the articles on the internet.

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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 09:16:29 AM »
 :-\ Once again The Onion does it's part to contribute to that pile of snarky BS so much of the web has become. And all done to score a cheap shot or get a quick laugh. Sad really. Or should that be more like "really sad?"

« Last Edit: June 14, 2014, 09:41:55 AM by 40hz »

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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 09:18:23 AM »
That's a great site.
I love spreading obvious misinformation on the internet. If someone is so dumb as to believe articles on the net, they may as well believe totally ridiculous ones.

Um...did you ever consider a career in government?  :P ;D (kidding)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2014, 09:40:51 AM by 40hz »

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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 01:05:09 AM »
"You won't believe the new site by The Onion. Click here to see what it is!"


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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 08:45:00 AM »
I hate being told that I won't believe the target article.
As a religious person, I figure I can believe in just about anything. With much faith.


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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 10:03:13 AM »
As a religious person, I figure I can believe in just about anything. With much faith.



You're doing better than me Fred! ;D

As a cynical person who has studied history and follows the news, I can believe in just about anything too - no faith required! ;)

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Re: The Onion launches new site: Clickhole
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 10:10:24 AM »
As a religious person, I figure I can believe in just about anything. With much faith.



You're doing better than me Fred! ;D

As a cynical person who has studied history and follows the news, I can believe in just about anything too - no faith required! ;)
omg 40, i love that response.