Great Literature Retitled To Boost Website Traffic

Timothy McSweeney has a fairly amusing meme:  “Great Literature Retitled To Boost Website Traffic.”

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Funny because it’s true!

The use of overhyped list posts is probably more prevalent on social media aggregators like Digg and Reddit but it’s done on blogs, too.

via Jason Kottke

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