If you just clicked on this headline, you were the victim of clickbait. “Clickbait” is a term used to mean something on the Internet whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page. For example
Raw Story features an article which makes the observation that Sarah Palin has been reduced to running a right wing click-bait site, where she write about “hot” men.
It’s is rumored that Sarah contracted leprosy from her son, Track.
The truth is that Sarah Palin has been reduced to trying to generate “clickbait.” She previously was more careful about how she tried to generate clicks.