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13 BuzzFeed Headlines That Should Really Exist

According to DATA.

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Max Woolf, a software engineer from San Francisco, did some very cool data analysis of BuzzFeed headlines to see which phrases generated the most shares:

30 Linkbait Phrases in BuzzFeed Headlines You Probably Didn't Know Generate The Most Amount of Facebook Shares

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30 Linkbait Phrases in BuzzFeed Headlines You Probably Didn't Know Generate The Most Amount of Facebook Shares

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1. But then our colleague Nathan pointed out that putting the phrases together would result in the perfect post.

We decided this was an important area we needed to explore further.
Max Woolf/Nathan Pyle

We decided this was an important area we needed to explore further.

2. Some of the posts we came up with were heartwarming.

Max Woolf/Ben Smith

3. Others were kind of insulting :-(

Max Woolf/Hannah Jewell

4. Some were aspirational.

Max Woolf/Tom Phillips

5. And some were insightful.

Max Woolf/Samir Mezrahi

6. Then it started getting a bit weird.

Max Woolf/Tom Phillips

7. Then it got pretty dark.

Max Woolf/Will Varner

8. Very dark.

Max Woolf/Daniel Dalton

9. **SPOILER ALERT*

Max Woolf/Luke Bailey

10. It got deep.

Max Woolf/Tom Phillips

11. So profound.

Max Woolf/Nathan Pyle

12. DEEEEEEEEEEEP.

Max Woolf/Nathan Pyle

13. Then, finally, we worked out the perfect post.

Max Woolf/Samir Mezrahi