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28 Major Things That Happened To BuzzFeed In 2015

2015, what's good?

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1. Remember "The Dress?"

David Bertozzi, Photo Editor

Cates Holderness, Community Growth Manager (now BuzzFeed's BFF Editor), divided the nation in two, Team Blue/Black and Team White/Gold, with What Colors Are This Dress?

6. Hosted 34 Music Breaks

Dan Blaushild, Junior Art Designer

BuzzFeed Events hosted a total of 34 Music Breaks, an in-office series for BuzzFeeders. Notable performances included: Little Mix, Everclear, Jamie Lawson with Ed Sheeran, and one time our girl Erykah Badu kept us waiting 2 hours... but we weren't even mad.

Tyler Naugle, Creative Animator

Like "OMW to become a more cross-platform, global network!"

(Fun fact: BuzzFeed now receives 5B+ monthly content views!)

8. Lit up social with distributed content

Ellie Sunakawa, Graphic Designer & Jen Lewis, Senior Web Artist

Editorial Director, Summer Anne Burton, and her team of experimental, cool internet kids got lit with all-new original stuff for social sites and apps.

16. The Obama #selfie

Andrew Gauthier, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

After we interviewed him! Thanks Obama.

Other notable interviews included: David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Tim Cook, Dick Costolo, Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Julie Bishop (+emojis)!

22. Fought, kissed and made up with SXSW

Anthony Duong, Marketing Designer

BuzzFeed's executives wrote a letter to SXSW when they announced the cancellation of two panels related to gaming and online harassment due to threats of “on-site violence.” SXSW said sorry and made up for it, and we all moved on with life.

24. Went IN on Donald Trump coverage

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Coverage this year included his flip-flops — most notably on immigration — on the talk radio forces sticking with him, the racists who love him, the damage he’s doing to the Republican attempt to woo Latinos, the ugly scene at his rallies, the backlash against his anti-Muslim campaign, how he is the true hero of Chanterculture, and Trump throwing a fit about this definitive BuzzFeed News profile in 2014.

25. Received 141MM+ total views on branded content (posts*)

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and 250MM+ views on co-branded Facebook (video*) content!

... and abroad

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Our correspondents covered conflict on the ground in Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq and across the border in Turkey, and exposed civilian casualties, antiquities smuggling, and the U.S. efforts to use a "mobbed up" Bulgarian arms dealer to supply rebels.

28. Made you laugh, cry, laugh-cry, and changed some lives. At the end of the day, it's about impact IRL.

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