BuzzFeed is a social news and entertainment website. Founded in 2006 in New York City as a viral lab by Jonah Peretti, the company has grown into a global media and technology company covering topics like Politics, DIY, Animals, Longform and Business. In 2012, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as Editor-in-Chief, and is responsible for expanding the site into serious journalism, long-form and reportage while maintaining its popular fun and entertainment-oriented content.
Posts about Buzzfeed
  • Publishers are using their newsletters as labs for new offerings

    … to their owned and operated platforms in an era where people are increasingly reading their news inside Facebook. But while their motivations for embracing email vary, results don’t: Publishers that treated email as its own animal saw benefits including massive boosts in traffic and upticks in digital subscribers. Even millennial-focused BuzzFeed saw email…

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  • What Twitter Moments Means for Small Businesses

    … A little more than one year ago, Twitter announced a new feature: Moments. At that time, the new feature was to be curated by a team at Twitter, as well as some big-name partners such as Entertainment Weekly, Fox News, NASA and BuzzFeed. Then, a little over two months ago, Twitter opened up the Moments feature to a broader group of creators…

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  • Three ways publishers are bringing sophistication to e-commerce

    … On Monday, The New York Times announced it had purchased The Wirecutter and its sister site, The Sweethome, for just over $30 million. The deal gives the Gray Lady a new source of income and its first taste of affiliate marketing, a revenue stream publishers have been exploring to supplement display ad revenue. The Times is hardly the first…

    Digidayin Affiliate- 18 readers -
  • Why the Publishing World Needs Humane Design

    … Funt, a writer at the Columbia Journalism Review who recently published an article on the topic of humane design, doesn’t expect these addictive design choices to change any time soon. “People are aware that they’re hooked on their devices and social networks,” Funt told me. “But the biggest digital success stories, like BuzzFeed…

    The Content Strategistin Social- 10 readers -
  • How Global Citizen Became the BuzzFeed of Social Activism

    … Citizen is free to be, as Wolffe puts it, “more nimble and innovative.” Video topics range from poop education to female literacy and use data to tell a story that ends with a call to action. Content—video and otherwise—is based on the interpretation of hard facts, yet for Wolffe the goal is less Vox, more BuzzFeed. “Vox can be a bit too intellectual…

    The Content Strategistin Social How To's- 12 readers -
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