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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

An iPhone's odyssey, Funny or Die trolling everyone, and puppets that would scare the children win the internet this week.
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Studio 360

Ethan Hawke, Dolly Parton, and Madonna: BuzzFeed's New Contributors

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Even if, in some cases, their posts may have been ghost-written, BuzzFeed's unexpected correspondents sometimes offer unexpected insights as well.

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On The Media

How Can You Parody Buzzfeed?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yesterday, the Onion told the New York Business Journal that it would be producing a parody of sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy called "Clickhole." Sure, those sites are ripe for a takedown, but how do you parody sites that are already basically self-parody? Here are 20 ways that will astound you.

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On The Media

The Oatmeal and the State of Web Comics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I’d like to talk about The Oatmeal. Let’s forget about the the Buzzfeed article for just a minute and discuss The Oatmeal on its own merit.

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Studio 360

Spoiler Alert: How Our Favorite Sites Are Ruining Our Favorite Shows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dear Internet, I know your job is hard. But when I miss my favorite show, I need you to not give all the major plot points away within 12 hours.

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On The Media

Which Public Radio Hosts Are Our Hosts?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brooke and Bob share their results from a number of quizzes - including Which Public Radio Host Are You? - and discuss what (if anything) they've learned about themselves and this viral sensation. 

By the way, we have our own quiz, too! Find out which 19th century media baron you are here

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On The Media

Another Thought On Viral Hoaxes

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Over at his tumblr Just North Of Something Important, writer Michael Barthel has a smart response to my post from yesterday where I said I don't feel very outraged about living in a world of peak hoax. 

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On The Media

The Internet Is Monetizing Lies and I Am Mostly Out of Outrage

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So that Diane story, about a guy proudly live tweeting his bullying of an upset airline passenger, has turned out to be a fraud. 

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On The Media

Buzzfeed Minus GIFs

Friday, October 18, 2013

Buzzfeed is getting mocked this week, which is not a new phenomenon. What is new is a Tumblr called Buzzfeed Articles Without The GIFs ,which points out that Buzzfeed listicles, sans pictures, are just paragraphs of silly, vapid sentences. 

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On The Media

Dirty Laundering

Friday, July 26, 2013

This week, the gossip website The Dirty posted screenshots of explicit chats between an anonymous woman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Even though the legitimacy of the screenshots could not be confirmed, other news outlets ran the information, and within hours Buzzfeed had identified and named the woman in the chats. Brooke talks to McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed's political editor, about reporting, transparency, and veracity.

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WNYC News

The Dirty, Buzzfeed, and the Changing Media Landscape

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two days ago, chances are nobody had ever heard of The Dirty. But now the website is in all major headlines as the place where the latest X-rated pictures involving Anthony Weiner surfaced. Another website, Buzzfeed, also published a piece on the woman who allegedly received the pictures from Weiner. The fact that two online publications are at the center of this story is raising questions about credibility and the evolution of media.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: The Newsroom of the Future

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Newsrooms are still trying to figure out how to make the kind of money online that they once made during the heyday of print.  Some like BuzzFeed have found one answer, "content advertising."

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New Tech City

Mayor's Race Will Test Tech's Political Force

Monday, February 25, 2013

With increasing numbers, and definite buzz, some in the tech sector are looking to leverage their new power to decide who will come after Bloomberg, but it’s not yet clear how much return a tech investment will have at the polls.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg, and City, Touting Tech

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The city is expanding its Made in New York campaign to promote tech jobs as well as film and television production in the city: "I think it's fair to say that we are on the right path, growing dramatically, but Silicon Valley is still bigger than New York City in terms of start-ups and access to capital," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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Soundcheck

Albums, Anniversaries, And Music Trends To Watch In 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Matthew Perpetua, editor of Buzzfeed Music, previews some of the music to look forward to in the coming year.

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On The Media

Is 'Borrowing' the Secret to Buzzfeed's Success?

Friday, July 06, 2012

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 3rd round 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..

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On The Media

Buzzfeed Founder: No, Borrowing is not the Secret to Buzzfeed's Success

Friday, July 06, 2012

Bob talks to Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti about how the site works and how it decides how to credit previously existing work.

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