10. The titles are too dramatic!!!

9.  There is usually little thought involved.

8.  Even if I’m not terribly interested I have to finish all 10 points.

7.  They take me away from my oh-so-productive Twitter time.

6.  The content rarely satisfies my curiosity.

5. I’ve probably seen the content many times before.

4. They are always an oversimplification.

3. They are all over the place.

2. When I’m finished, I feel so cheap and used.

1. Even though I know all of this, I can’t help clicking on it.  Know what I mean?


  1. And #11, someone will always add a #11 because the top ten you listed wasn’t worthy! ;-)

    08/26/09 at 5:35 pm
  2. haha. very true…maybe i should add that to the list.

    08/26/09 at 7:38 pm
  3. [...] is your pet peeve about the industry? I hate top ten lists. What are you excited to see come about in the future of integrated marketing? We are at the very [...]

    Ryan Evans, Integrated Marketing Specialist | Think Tank Live
    02/12/10 at 10:51 am
  4. top 10 lists suck! http://www.goseewrite.com/2011/02/top-10-lists-suck/

    Michael Hodson
    02/28/11 at 1:59 am
  5. Top 10 lists do, indeed, suck. They are bait for our lizard brains. Despite concerted willpower, I still fall for them all the time.

    02/28/11 at 10:42 am

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