Phrase: saved you a click (clickbait spoilers)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 3 20:34:19 UTC 2014

Title: Please Stop Saving Me A Click
Sub-title: Here's an online behavior that’s worth reconsidering
Author: Charlie Warzel BuzzFeed Staff
Website: Buzzfeed
Timestamp: Aug. 1, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.

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While the idea of "saving you a click" has been around for some time -
one of the earliest instances on Twitter came in October 2009 - its
recent surge in popularity can most likely be traced to the Twitter
account of the same name.
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Here is a twitter example of "saving you a click" in March 2009, but
it is not really a clickbait spoiler.

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Marie Macaisa ‏@shakespearecub
What wine goes with bacon? @garyvee reviews
(Shakespearians, saving you a click, that's not a ref to Sir Francis)
11:52 AM - 29 Mar 2009
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Here is a twitter example of a clickbait spoiler with the phrase
"saved you a click" in October 2009:

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Jeremy Borger ‏@jborger
It's Avon Lake. Saved you a click - A local high school is under
lockdown. (via
2:16 PM - 2 Oct 2009
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Here is a 2010 example:

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vbspurs ‏@vbspurs
RT @eonline: Which Celeb Is Rocking a Furry Tiara? [It's Dakota Fanning. There I saved you a click]
12:34 AM - 25 Feb 2010
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