Top 10 Things Wrong With Top 10 Lists
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Top 10 Things Wrong With Top 10 Lists

You won't believe #5!

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“Top 10 Cutest Animals That Ever Existed!”

“Top 10 TV Moms We Wish Were Our Moms!”

“Top 10 Foods You HAVE to Eat!”

How many of you have seen these types of web articles? How many of you have clicked on one? Fittingly called “listicles,” these articles run rampant across our newsfeeds and sidebars. But don’t let them fool you. Beneath their eye-catching photos and gripping titles, most (but not all) of these listicles are the same unsatisfying, empty and deceiving reads for these reasons. Read more to find out!


1. The title



2. Excessive use of out-of-context GIFs


3. Using quick, bolded statements to convey an idea without actually explaining the idea in depth


4. You won't believe #5!



5. Each list is more of the same



6. Each list is more of the same



7. "Top 10 Disney Movies" and "Top 10 Things About Being a 90's Kid"- The unjust exploitation of our childhood



8. The proliferation of clickbait



9. If not a "Top 10 List," then it's typically some random number like "Top 17," "Top 53" or "Top 1753" list


Click "CONTINUE" for #10!

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