Short-Circuiting the Facebook Tease Video Link
The internet has a long history of tricking people into clicking on things.
The latest version of this is the scourge of Facebook posts linking to Upworthy and Viralnova.
The links promise something amazing, tear-jerking or unbelievable, while not quite giving two shreds of actual information about the video.
I'm sure you've seen them, and I'm also going to assume you hate them as much as I do.
I myself am a content-producer. I make my own web page, and I post links to it on Facebook, but I haven't found it neccessary to hide the subject, or to trick people into visiting. I can't stand this tactic.
As you might have guessed, I have a possible solution: Spoil the surprise.
I recommend, when you see a link to a tease, phrased "fascinating", "unbelieveable" or "oh Whoa!" spoil it.
Just describe the goddamn mystery in the first comment.
These videos aren't like Game of Thrones, it is OK to spoil them. Your friend isn't trying to trick you into watching a five-minute video, she is just trying to get the word out on something that could burn your house down.
That's it! If you yourself are posting a link to a cryptic video you don't want spoiled, just write "No Spoilers Please!" in the first comment. That should dissuade anyone from ruining your surprise.
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