3 hrs ago
'Which (fill in the blank) are you?' Online Quizzes Go Viral
And she's not the only one who's comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Go on, admit it: Chances are, you've been doing it, too.
Trending on the Topix Network
8 hrs ago
The Daily Beast
Ukraine's Missing OligarchBy Oleg Shynkarenko
Gas magnate Sergiy Kurchenko appeared out of nowhere two years ago with a massive buying spree of Ukraine's assets-and stirred up allegations of ties to Yanukovych.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
National Public Radio
Black Twitter Growing Into Online Force
When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
Will 2016 see Hillary versus Mitt?
Is there enough buyer's remorse for Mitt Romney to consider yet a third run for the presidency? Some may think the notion is new, given President Obama's sagging poll numbers, his lame duck presidency and the seemingly constant unraveling of ObamaCare.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
BuzzFeed and Time magazine: The next big thing always starts out...
In an internal memo, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti compares his upstart media company to the venerable newsmagazine Time.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Business and values
An insightful piece by Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti: Is History Repeating Itself? in which Peretti channels David Halberstam's book The Powers That Be , a history of the media/publishing industry.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
What do readers really like these days? Fun questions
Which of the following interactive features drove record traffic to its respective news sites in recent months: a) How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook? for Time; b) The interactive dialect quiz for The New York Times; c) The Adele Dazeem Generator: Travoltify Your Name, which appeared on Slate; or d) all of the above? A recent explosion of ... (more)
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Time Relaunches Web Redesign
Time rolled out its long awaited Web redesign Wednesday night, and lest anyone miss it, it's debuting in tandem with an elaborate multimedia project on the new One World Trade Center.
The Huffington Post
Reporter Behind Hillary Clinton Controversy Speaks Out
BuzzFeed was first to report that during a Tuesday speech at a charity event in Long Beach, Calif., Clinton compared Russia's decision to offer passports to people in the Ukraine to Nazi Germany's "population transfers" pre-World War II.
Etsy's most expensive items include 'Teapunk Snail,' Mandela statue
The most expensive handmade items on New York commerce website Etsy include a "Teapunk Snail" with an asking price of more than $266,000.
The Awl Plans Official Launch, Names New Editors
Despite The Awl's five years of existence on the Web, it seems that the news and culture website has never officially left beta mode.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Which Baldwin brother are you? Online celebrity quizzes go viral
Actors Alec Baldwin, left, and Stephen Baldwin attend the premiere of "It's Complicated" at the Paris Theatre in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009.
Q: Why Are Quizzes Suddenly So Popular? A: Narcissism
Facebook feeds have been awash lately with people posting their results from quizzes that almost entirely go by the format "What ____ are you?" or "What ____ should you ____?" "We find that when people take one quiz, they want to take more," said Melissa Rosenthal, director of creative services at BuzzFeed .
Webtrate review: An Internet blocker for people with absolutely no self-control
As a freelance writer, I am intimately acquainted with procrastination . Once I finally sat down to write this article, I spent three hours checking email, getting into comment wars on Facebook, and generally avoiding having to download Webtrate, an app that I knew would block my Internet access and make me focus on the task at hand.
BuzzFeed plans expansion to Mumbai, Berlin, Tokyo, Mexico City
Fortunately for BuzzFeed, times have changed; we can attract the best talent to our team regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion, and we can recruit beyond just New York in a growing list of global cities where we have expanded: Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Paris, and soon Berlin, Tokyo, Mumbai, Mexico City, ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
I Procrastinated For A Week And Accomplished An Astonishing Amount Of Work
Last week I took a full five days to conduct a little experiment based on embracing procrastination .
BuzzFeed's personality quizzes are taking over our lives
For a compulsive online quiz-taker such as Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?" After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, the 37-year-old had her answer .
How BuzzFeed Made the Online Quiz Irresistible
Unless you're one of those people who's still not on Facebook, you've probably seen BuzzFeed's quizzes pop into your newsfeed.
Search Engine Journal
8 Things You Didn't Know about the Site That Tells You Things You Didn't Know [Buzzfeed]
Content marketing strategies, campaign critiques and best practices are covered here by SEJ's expert guest contributors.
Washington Square News
Entrepreneurs Festival celebrates student work, provides industry advice
The Entrepreneurs Festival took place last weekend at NYU, bringing together entrepreneurs and students from across the city to provide advice and discuss their ideas, paths and mistakes.