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28 Major Things That Happened To BuzzFeed In 2015

2015, what's good?

2015 was a major year for BuzzFeed. 🔑🙏

1. Remember "The Dress?"

2. Two BuzzFeed employees said "I Do!" to each other!

4. Snuck into your apps like...

5. Hit 1,235+ employees! YAAAAAAS.

6. Hosted 34 Music Breaks

7. CEO Jonah rolled out the new Distributed Model

8. Lit up social with distributed content

9. Took Snapchat to the next level with BuzzFeed's Discover channel

10. Got mad loud on podcasts

11. Picked up some awards along the way ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

12. Launched an Open Lab in our San Francisco bureau!

13. Employees drank A LOT of seltzers and coffee

14. BuzzFeed Food and Tasty taught millions of users how to cook like a boss

15. Published an Editorial Ethics Standards And Ethics Guide and the Annual Employee Diversity Report to stay honest and transparent with our employees as well as our audience

16. The Obama #selfie

17. NBCU invested $200M+ and said "you do you, BuzzFeed."

18. BuzzFeed's Matt Stopera lost his phone in NY, then suddenly found himself in China becoming bros with Brother Orange


20. Got real GLOBAL

21. Introduced POUND to the world.

22. Fought, kissed and made up with SXSW

23. BuzzFeed's Tech Team ditched their normal work for a week, and got to invent new stuff for BuzzFeed Hack Week instead

24. Went IN on Donald Trump coverage

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!

26. Dedicated an entire week to Mental Health.

27. Investigative reporting got INTENSE in the U.S.

... the U.K.

... 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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So thank you, and bless up.