Barack Obama recently did a wide-ranging interview with Buzzfeed, discussing a variety of topics. Anyone can interview the President, but only Buzzfeed can get him to use a selfie stick and say ‘YOLO.’ More
“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler was born in Newton, raised in Burlington, and went to Boston College, so she’s had plenty of exposure to Boston accents over the years and plenty of time to form an opinion on them. Her verdict? In a word, disgusting. More
The “it” boys and girls of New Media have driven one ex-employee to spill all of their darkest secrets. User @ExMediaMan popped up March 14, with the promise to “dish” on the many places he has worked, including Buzzfeed, Gawker, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. More
The tweet-vacuuming outrage-bait Storify listicle has become one of the most tired and lazy crutches of online media. You’re familiar with them from sites like: every site. After something notable happens on Twitter, enterprising young content miners run a simple Twitter search, cherry pick a dozen or two tweets corresponding to the subject at hand, then embed them into a post. Voila! Research.
One recent example on BuzzFeed, somewhat hyperbolically titled “Coca-Cola’s Multilingual Super Bowl Ad Inspired A Complete Meltdown Online,” picked through reactions to the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad for jingoistic reactions. Really hard-hitting stuff. Sucked into the meat grinder was Twitter user @seanfrederick, a fella that I’m friends with on Twitter and through the Boston bar world. His tweet, as anyone who follows him online would have instantly known, was ironically echoing the type of knee-jerk Americanism reactions that were flying around at the time. More
This week’s episode of THE SHOW with Meredith Goldstein and Paul Bernon brings you interviews from Walton Goggins and Rachel Zarrell. More