Multimedia storytelling: Buzzfeed

By Paulina De Alva

BuzzFeed is the future.

Yes, I said it. BuzzFeed is the future, just accept it.

In all my years connected to the Internet I have never seen any other sites that appeal to the interests and emotions of their viewers as much as BuzzFeed does.

It has a reputation like Pinterest among the older crowds and media traditionalists. Most people who haven’t grown up with the Internet think it’s a site for pure entertainment and procrastination for young, irresponsible people.

As much as I can sit on BuzzFeed.com for hours at a time watching endless videos about how to make a certain dessert or learning how to DIY an old garage-sale book case, or catching up on the latest celeb gossip, Buzzfeed has so much more to offer to the Internet community.

BuzzFeed is modern storytelling.

I would like to say that BuzzFeed is the best multimedia storytelling is ever going to get, but who knows what will become of the future of storytelling?

As for right now, in my opinion, BuzzFeed is the best that multimedia storytelling has so far.

It’s in everyone’s timelines on Facebook and Twitter whether we like it or not because of the amount of shares their posts get every day. In fact, according to BuzzFeed’s information page, 75% of their traffic comes through social media itself.

The site is host to 200+ million monthly unique visitors and about 50% of them (us) are 18 to 34 years old and 60% of them (us) accesses the site through a mobile device.

BuzzFeed has become a go-to platform for all kinds of content like entertainment and hard news and even features stories that traditional media would never even consider newsworthy. It features new kinds of interesting people doing interesting things which makes it different from other media sites.

The company says that “BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology.”

I can only expect even better things to come from this brilliant platform in the future. I even hope for an internship or a job in any of their departments one of these days.

Published by

UNT Eagle Strategies

Class members of the social media class in the Mayborn School of Journalism