The Buzzfeed Conundrum

The Buzzfeed Conundrum

By Anaïsa Kalita 

Buzzfeed had recently made great strides in the new community for breaking interesting, important news. This past weekend, they kept the world up to date about the hilarious fail of a music festival, Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. Although they did it in their own… buzzfeed way…

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However, that very special buzzfeed way also has a way of creating headlines that make readers question why a poor college graduate would subject themselves to a job at such a bizarre news outlet. I mean, a job is a job right? I’m not so sure.

Today I saw some weird headlines that really shook me to my core.

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I’m sorry, WHAT?

First of all… this is the worst article I’ve ever read – even from a website that claims to be able to guess your job based on what you’re wearing. It talks about how this girl and her boyfriend have dated for over ten years, and then goes on to discuss some drunken night she had at a construction site in Buzzfeed’s building. I really don’t….. get it… or the reference to carrots.

It is so difficult to discern from Buzzfeed if they actually take their job seriously or if they sit around a giant red table in Manhattan and just question how they could come up with the WORST POSSIBLE story of the day. They discovered click-bait, and always seem to do THE most with it.

I can’t really say that I’ve figured out The Buzzfeed Conundrum because it’s a bit of a “fuster cluck” as I’ve heard Gossip Girl describe situations before, but I can say with the utmost certainty that I will never work there no matter how desperate my post-grad situation will be.

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