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Seriously, these link baiting techniques need to stop

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I grabbed this page with Chrome and added comments. Seriously?!

I’d probably expect this from an amateur, but The Independent is a newspaper. I’m all for these link-baiting techniques with attention grabbing headlines but there are NO FACTS to back this up. Not even a link to the “suggestion” source material. The headline clearly states that Facebook is “set” to stamp out online stalking but there’s no source material, merely a statement that implies a suggestion. Implies! A suggestion! Wow.

So I decided to look into the matter and found a bit of information on this — IT APPLIES TO GROUPS. NOT PEOPLE. And after reading it, the article implies something completely different from curbing online stalking. So two things: (1) misleading headlines are a no-no and (2) if you do find information about a new development, at least quote the source material.

O tempora, o mores.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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