136. The entire BuzzFeed staff, not just the editorial team, is full of geniuses.
Their creative services department made this which is seriously one of the most awesome things to ever exist since Al Gore created the Internet. The rest of their departments must be staffed with amazing people as well, judging by the site’s unrivaled success and growth over the last few years. So shout out to all of you! Keep up the great work!
165. Lists are literature.
There’s not just one list to cite as a source for this lesson that I learned. All lists are literature. They’re stories—social stories that can have deep psychological impacts on readers, just like a long-form article or a novel.
The desire to share a list on Facebook or Twitter the same way one would recommend a book reflects this truth.
- Scotland's parliament could effectively veto the UK's exit from the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said.
- Uber documents provided to BuzzFeed News suggest that price cuts don't always raise driver wages 🚗💸
- President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in West Virginia after at least 23 people were killed in flash floods.