Inside Great Big Story, CNN’s attempt to out-BuzzFeed BuzzFeed

When you walk into Great Big Story’s offices near New York City’s Union Square, the first thing you notice is the wall with seven flat-screen monitors. On display are all of the hallmarks of a socially distributed video network: There’s a running tally of YouTube stats, daily viewership trends, a live feed of CNN, and a tracker of the publisher’s social feeds.Read the full article

The Best Female Rock Climber In the World is 14 Years Old

Ashima Shiraishi can scale boulders and rock faces that most people twice her age simply can't. The 14-year-old New York native started climbing boulders in Central Park when she was just six years old and hasn't looked back since. Keep going Ashima! SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com Great Big Story is video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.


The World on His Back

Zack Ruhl is stronger than you. The 26-year-old double amputee CrossFit instructor bench presses 445 pounds and can climb a rope while attached to his wheelchair. And that’s not all — Ruhl owns a gym and trains other adaptive athletes for free. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com Great Big Story is video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.