Upworthy Explains Its Success

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Post #1 by shredz [Bot] » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:55 pm

I don't get it.

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Post #2 by RTWAP » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:49 pm

dempsey_k wrote:I think it'd be okay to expand the scope of this board to include social shit that fits into the wider scope of politics. Too loungey for the politics board, too serious for the lounge. Anyway, innarestin piece:

Watching Team Upworthy Work Is Enough to Make You a Cynic. Or Lose Your Cynicism. Or Both. Or Neither.


Never heard of Upworthy, but their headlines suck.
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Post #3 by mayoradamwest » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:17 pm

I'd like to debate the cataloging of this particular thread, particularly as the metadata is simply nonexistent.
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Post #4 by RTWAP » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:27 am

Thomas Malthus wrote:RTWAP Doesn't Like Upworthy. Or Maybe He Does. Or Maybe It's Just Their Titles.


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Post #5 by Walrus » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:57 am

Dempsey_k Created a Thread About Upworthy. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.
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Post #6 by MP » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:37 pm

dempsey_k wrote:Thread confirms the need for Downworthy.


I'd prefer fapworthy.com...
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Post #7 by Fruity Pebbles » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:01 pm

MP wrote:I'd prefer fapworthy.com...


You'd get some guy who wrote a script trolling that website with upvotes on awful unfapworthy pics.
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Post #8 by Bernie Bernbaum » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:01 pm

It takes a certain level of contempt for your audience (or at least a low opinion of their intelligence) to be so brazenly and blatantly manipulative. It's insulting to anyone you're targetting (in this case, anyone with an internet connection) who can see through you.

Still, even though I have doubts about how effective the site is at bringing about change, they might be right.Most earnest people just assume the goodness of their goals will win out. It won't.

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