The website Buzzfeed is a compendium of internet clickbait – a picture of an 800 pound shark, Mitt Romney looking goofy on a jet ski, 11 Ways To Get Inspired Right Now. But while the content may be trivial, but the website is quite lucrative, so much so that it's begun to hire actual journalists. Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo decided to try to figure out how the site is able to produce such great content.
Buzzfeed, created by Jonah Peretti, one of HuffPo’s founders. The site is a compendium of internet clickbait – a picture of an 800 pound shark, Mitt Romney looking goofy on a jet ski, 11 Ways To Get Inspired Right Now. The content may be trivial, but the money is anything but -- the site raised its 3rdround of funding this year, 15.5 million dollars it’s used to hire actual journalists, like former Politico writer Ben Smith. Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo is an avowed Buzzfeed fan, and he decided to try to sleuth out how, exactly, the site churns out such delicious offerings. Turns out, the stuff isn’t necessarily springing fully formed from his employees imaginations..
Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Slate, discusses the potential and the perils of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only news service and whether it can survive in a closed medium in which articles can't be easily relinked, retweeted, or aggregated.
Amazon's Kindle is going to change everything about the book industry, from how big publishing houses work all the way down to how we read-- unless it doesn't. We'll talk about the pros and cons of the Kindle and other portable e-readers with Slate.com technology writer Farhad Manjoo. We’ll also ...
Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist at Slate, gives tips on where to find the best frugality Web sites to help you scrimp your way through the recession. Plus, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke on national politics and how the economy is affecting her Brooklyn district. MTA CEO Elliot Sander will join ...
Robert Kennedy, president of the Waterkeeper Alliance and contributor to Rolling Stone, and Farhad Manjoo, writer for Salon.com - debate claim that Republicans blocked Democratic votes in Ohio in the 2004 presidential election.
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