December 29, 2016
Fake news. Apple versus the FBI. Twitter's abuse problem. 2016 was as bizarre online as it was IRL, and BuzzFeed Tech chronicled it all. Here are our 33 biggest and best stories of the year.
At least SOMEONE used the internet for good.
Las cuentas se hacían pasar por la BBC.
That's what a group of ravens is called?
Huff, puff, pass... —me trying to run this morning.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises is not happy with a one-woman play where Cindy Lou Who recounts how she fell in love with the Grinch, became pregnant with his child, and eventually ate his dog.
The company behind the popular toys said they do not "use foul language" (but did not deny they could be taught such language).
People are applauding Cheryl's "extra" parenting methods.
The situation at the UN last week that got President-elect Trump tweeting has been in the making for years now.
I guess you could say that diplomacy's not all that it's...quacked up to be?
I want beds made of throw pillows and forts make of fleece!
No more bipartisan consensus. “It’s always been: ‘Somebody’s going to be ethnically cleansed and it ain’t going to be me,’” says an architect of the new Republican policy.
[insert Arthur's clenched fist here]
Presidente da Câmara e candidato à reeleição, Maia derrubou contrapartidas e agradou deputados de sua base. Ao barrar o projeto, Temer mostrou que joga para o mercado.
¡Mantente activo con este simple reto para hacer ejercicio!
"Yes, a form of edit is def needed," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have jumped at the chance to use the Syria conflict to woo Turkey, a NATO ally, from the US and resolve the Syrian war, something the US, UN and EU have failed to do.
As the tech industry navigates the first year of the Trump era, old conflicts over encryption and net neutrality will likely resurface, along with unsettled disputes over surveillance, censorship, and the spread of information.
It was reported on Thursday that the conservative writer had signed a $250,000 book deal with a Simon & Schuster imprint. His previous publishing effort, however, was less impressive.
Wicker benches, linoleum floors, table lamps, KitchenAid mixers, you name it.
"My children worried that I might accidentally touch something."
The US is expelling 35 Russian operatives and has levied sanctions against the nation's two main intelligence agencies after it accused the Russian government of hacking Democrats to help Trump win the election. Putin said Friday that he would wait to respond until after Trump takes office.
Long before Brangelina and Jennifer Aniston, Debbie Reynolds provided the template for how to become the heroine in the scandal that was swirling around her.
Which country has the most metal bands? Who has the longest summer vacation?
"Maybe I'm not conscious yet that I'm only wearing a man thong and paint."
From Beauty and the Beast to Blade Runner 2049, and A Series of Unfortunate Events to Big Little Lies, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to be excited about. In chronological order!
"Always wanted to travel back in time to try fighting a younger version of yourself? Software development is the career for you!"
Depuis, Cosmopolitan a supprimé le visuel incriminé. «On n’a pas forcément choisi la bonne formulation», explique la web éditrice à BuzzFeed News.
Lenda de Hollywood, Debbie morreu na quarta aos 84 anos, um dia depois da filha.
Basically, every time they called each other bitch.
Here's what our editors, writers, and readers loved this year.
From The Walking Dead to Tiny House fever.
Our picks for the best in black entertainment this year.
"We must make sure icons and trailblazers like her are not forgotten."
From Mexico to Libya to Nigeria to the Philippines, it was a year of war and endurance, of tragedy and hope. BuzzFeed World was there.
Obviamente este estilo es apto para guerreras.
If you don't know where to start...start here!
Les équipes de Jean-Marc Morandini pratiquent massivement le plagiat pour alimenter son site internet consacré à l'actu de la santé.
More than 100 federal judgeships will be vacant when Donald Trump becomes president — a higher number than the past two presidents had when they took office.
"Beep boop, boop beep" — all the products in this post are talking to you in futuristic robot language.
On peut enfin trouver de précieuses ressources sur la toile sans parler anglais.
Und vielleicht sogar auch ein Tränchen verdrücken lassen.
2016 was the best year Britney had in like 10 years.
And Percy has ZERO remorse for it.
E são muito fáceis de fazer.
Here are the most exciting new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in 2016 (ranked in no particular order).
¿Dónde demonios están?
Pasaremos de los 90 a los 80 en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.
One-quarter of Americans say people should never be allowed to change their legal gender, half of Brazilians know a transgender person, and lots more from a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos survey in 23 countries around the world.
Here's how BuzzFeed News and the polling firm Ipsos, in partnership with UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, conducted an international survey of attitudes on transgender rights.
Lets not even argue about this, New Year's Eve is the most fun. Presented by Getty Images.
Thanks to platforms like Instagram, a global network of women are changing the way people longboard, and the skaters behind the movement say they’re just getting started.
I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
Lots of celebrities lip-synching and singing in cars this year.
Denn wer sagt, dass du eine groß, teure Kamera brauchst?
«Nous ne sommes pas des objets ni des prix. Nous sommes des REINES.»
Weniger Zeit zum Backen, mehr Zeit zum Essen.
Weil niemand beim Naschen ein schlechtes Gewissen haben sollte.
Feet are inherently gross, we just have to accept it.
"Somehow, it seems, regardless of how we look LITERALLY EVERY WOMAN THINKS SHE'S FAT. All of us want to lose weight, we hate our bodies."
The Hindi film industry is eager to tackle complex subjects and tell progressive stories, but is unable to break free of economics, which unfortunately still relies on male stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.
Take a walk through her iconic fashion statements to remind yourself that not everything about this year was garbage.
Thirty-six children, 11 of whom are 14 years old, have launched a legal bid after their applications for asylum in the UK were rejected following the clearout of the Calais camp.
Ab und zu mal was Gesundes kann ja nicht schaden.
Quelle est la chose dont vous vous souvenez qu'une jeune personne ne comprendrait pas?
Enfants qui fument, publicités racistes et femmes nues à la télé en pleine journée.
Ein Jahr wie eine volle Windel.
BuzzFeed Mexiko sprach mit Diego Luna (aka Cassian Andor) und Regisseur Gareth Edwards und sie erzählten ein paar Anekdoten vom Set von Rogue One.
2016: Ein tolles Jahr für Snaps.
Weil das Hinzufügen von Sahne, Schokolade, Butter oder Karamell zum Whisky oder Bourbon die beste Art ist, Erkältungen im Winter abzuwehren.
Même la pizza ne mérite pas qu'on se crame la bouche.
¿Tres minutos para ducharte, cepillarte los dientes y vestirte? Fetén.
"Should I spend all my 100s before this happens?"
The sub-ed is probably also quite done with 2016.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died at 84, just a day after her daughter's death. These photos show their relationship as mother and daughter over the decades.
La leyenda de Hollywood que actuó durante casi 70 años fue trasladada a un hospital el miércoles después de quejarse de problemas respiratorios.
Burke Ramsey is suing over the documentary The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, in which experts theorized that he could have killed his younger sister.
Can you believe it's been 10 years since they came out?
"The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on."
"Debbie Reynolds helped light my passion for performing with Singin' in The Rain. She will always be an icon. Rest with Carrie, Debbie."
The Hollywood legend, who acted for nearly 70 years, was taken to the hospital Wednesday after reportedly complaining of breathing problems.
After years of rejecting the "media company" label, Twitter is indulging in some decidedly media company behaviors — hiring editors, broadcasting breaking news notifications, and airing premium live video.
A tongue to lick your cat, juicer, cactus piñata, and 18 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.
Movers and Shakers is a list of products on Amazon that are currently rising in the ranking. This week: a beautiful calendar, car organizers, an owl-shaped night-light, and more!
From emotional moments at Ikea to Twitter rants, no one knows how to do Yeezy quite like Yeezy.
Inequality will increase, working practices will be less secure, and public services will be under further strain, according to a new report.