Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Papal Bombshell

Pope Francis has been Pope for 4 years.

Yep, that's the big news.

He was elected March 13, 2013.

Now, that might not be all that  remarkable, it's not even one of the significant anniversaries (5, 10, 25, etc.)

But ... the headline may have gotten a few folks to open this post.

That's the point. So many "news" sites will post a sensationalistic headline to get people to go to the site, just to read what is already known, or not at all remarkable. But in getting us to click on the link they get a count that might help with their advertising revenue bottom line.

By the way, this blog has no such links. I'm not making a dime off anyone reading anything here.

But as for the "news" site, I've gotten to the point where I've stopped paying attention to the headlines - or where I consciously scoff and refuse to got to the article because it's pretty clear they are just hyping something to get attention.

Of course, that might lead them to try even more sensationalistic headlines.

Let's see, "Papal Tragedy."

Yeah, when he was making breakfast he left the toast in too long so it burned and it had to be thrown out. Tragic, I guess, but not really.

But that headline would get you to read it, right?

Pax et bonum

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