Re: What about "You won't believe what happened next" kind of post?
"Often those types of posts are actually phishing attempts that propogate when others click on them, so it's smart that you avoid them."
The thing is, it isn't just the scammers doing this now. Most of the 'viral content' sites are using this kind of headline because it's like clickbait to a social media fish. The content (so long as not salacious) is usually genuine in my experience, but the headline often outsells the reality. I've actually been joking with my wife that in order to increase hits on my blog, I need to start creating posts titled things like:
"Cisco said they were going to acquire Tail-f. You won't believe what happened next!"
"This Juniper EX switch will change your life forever. I'm in tears reading about it."
"This Brocade introduction video made me geek out so hard I'm still shaking. You have to see this."
"Amazing: 17 reasons why TRILL is better than SPB... Number 14 will blow your mind!"
"See what Pluribus had to say when Facebook waved a Wedge switch in their face. You won't believe their reaction!"
It's TIRESOME, y'all.