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Nearly eleven million unique visitors navigated to BuzzFeed’s 141 posts about the 86th Academy Awards.
Novak Djokovic just took down Andy Murray in the Australian Open finals, and we’ve got tennis on the mind! No better way to start the 2013 season than looking at what happened in the past. Check out what we dug up about the ’30s til now.
A lot happened this year. For better or worse, we dug up the data on what the people of the world did in 2012.
Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.
2012 was a year of great highs (and lows). We’ve compiled a list of the most astounding #1s of the year.
When trying to launch a viral hit on BuzzFeed, content is key. Without an interesting piece of information, users will not share your post, which is how things go viral. However, there are some simpler attributes of a post where following best practices can have a strong effect. Here, we investigate two of these: the time a post is published and its title.
Using Python’s Natural Language Toolkit, we broke down the titles of BuzzFeed’s top 10,000 posts. Using this purely scientific approach, we determined the ideal title of a BuzzFeed post to be “The 10 Best/Worst Photos Of Sex Cats in the World: How Are They Made?”. Details are shown in the graphs below.
WAY better if some idiot from ESPN publishes a racist slur following each loss.