Posted by: psilva | April 28, 2016

You Never Know When…


An old article gets new life. #TBT

Back in 2012 I wrote an article titled Bait Phone. It was about cops dropping mobile phones with a tracking device and following the stealing culprit for an arrest. Like Bait Car but with a smartphone.

Over the weekend, I noticed that the article was blowing up but couldn’t figure out why:

428bait

I even tweeted out on Monday:

baittweet

At the time, I didn’t realize something else was at play.

Then I decided to do a twitter search:

bait tw

And found that a video with the same name as my blog post was trending: Bait Phone 2 – basically a stun gun with a remote. Over 2.2 million YouTube views in less than a week. It’s a prank video where they have a remote zapper to sting the culprits when they grab & walk away with the phone. One guy – who had it in his pocket – denied taking it until he was personally shocked.

When I did a Google search over the weekend, my article was still at the top but now the article is like #13 listed (maybe even lower) and the video has taken the top spot.

But you never know when an old article might pop due to some other circumstances. At least folks are reading it and not totally bailing!

Fun stuff.

ps

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