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A shock site is a form of screamer that uses disturbing imagery, commonly pornography, gore, and graphic content, to shock the viewers. Just like traditional screamers, shock sites have a goal to shock the viewers with unexpected content. Some good example of shock sites are 2 Girls 1 Cup, Jarsquatter, and Goatse. These websites have gained a high level of popularity and are often used as a way to prank people.

Bait and switch

The bait-and-switch technique consists of misleading a person into clicking a link by telling them erroneous information.

Popularity

Shock sites slowly started to spread around the web in the late 90's. The first shock site to be widely spread across the web was 2 Girls 1 Cup. This one-minute clip of two women performing a scat play made a huge success. Since then, more shock sites made surface on the Internet.

Reactions

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A group of soldiers reacting to 2 Girls 1 Cup.

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Common shock sites

As shock sites made surface on the web, more reaction videos were being posted and eventually became a trend on the Internet. The concept of a reaction video is to get someone to visit a shock site while recording their reaction. A good example of this is the Marines 2 Girls 1 Cup Reactions video, which has accumulated almost 10 million views since it was posted to YouTube in April, 2008.

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