During the 19th annual Webby Awards, hosted on May 18, 2015 by comedian Hannibal Buress, an in memoriam reel was played that honored the death of various types of clickbait—those annoying, uninformative, and often misleading headlines that have become the scourge of the Internet in the last few years.
And now a moment of silence for clickbait. RIP clickbait. You were so young, yet so annoying. #Webbys http://t.co/OiwQOVXsyl
— The Webby Awards (@TheWebbyAwards) May 19, 2015
Best thing from the @TheWebbyAwards last night IMO, clickbait, in memoriam: https://t.co/vFO7mfhOh6
— Neil Vogel (@neilvogel) May 19, 2015