Interesting article from the Washington Post about the inside of one of those annoying click-bait companies.
Click-bait has become huge over the past couple of years, especially thanks to Facebook sharing. As Facebook has made life more difficult for these companies, they have needed to change to keep getting the traffic.
Personally, I can't believe that these companies exist and thrive. I'd rather search out the original video or article that these link are based on than give them any further advertising revenue. But there are a lot of things that exist that I don't think warrant any attention.