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(The Onion)   BuzzFeed writer resigns in disgrace after plagiarizing '10 Llamas Who Wish They Were Models'   (theonion.com) divider line 37
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2013-05-29 06:10:56 PM
Still a better love story than Scribol
 
2013-05-29 06:24:06 PM
I saw this get posted to Facebook as a real news story. Not enough palms, too many faces.
 
2013-05-29 06:26:44 PM
Seanbaby unavailable for comment.
 
2013-05-29 06:28:45 PM
 
2013-05-29 06:29:22 PM
I thought plagiarism was dead. Not like it matters when everyone gets $12 for a top ten list they need to finish in twenty minutes
 
2013-05-29 06:30:34 PM

mgary: The buzzfeed article actually exists.


Yeah last time they got picked on they did 23 pictures of Bill Clinton's forehead. They're good sports.
 
2013-05-29 06:31:56 PM
Was that a link from a  featured partner about a featured partner?
 
2013-05-29 06:34:51 PM
Now even articles ABOUT Buzzfeed are autogreened.
 
2013-05-29 06:40:55 PM
I basically love every comment already in this thread.
 
2013-05-29 06:41:17 PM
Oh, my.  That's good.

  I didn't realize it until recently, but AdBlock Plus has been hiding a whole stinking bunch of BuzzFeed "Featured Partner" or whatever links.  I might have even added that block a year or two ago, can't remember, but for whatever reason I didn't see them until I used some not-mine computer.
 
2013-05-29 06:41:35 PM
Maddox wrote the best article about this type of thing.  I forget who linked it but this reminds of his article as a parody more than anything.
 
2013-05-29 06:42:44 PM

Drunken_Empath: I saw this get posted to Facebook as a real news story. Not enough palms, too many faces.


http://literallyunbelievable.org/
 
2013-05-29 06:44:01 PM

Gordon Bennett: Drunken_Empath: I saw this get posted to Facebook as a real news story. Not enough palms, too many faces.

http://literallyunbelievable.org/


one of my favorite sites.
 
2013-05-29 06:49:38 PM

mgary: The buzzfeed article actually exists.


And it was posted today, with a link to the Onion article.

They really are good sports.
 
2013-05-29 06:50:38 PM

mgary: The buzzfeed article actually exists.


It's like Poe's Law, but with Internet content.
 
2013-05-29 06:51:52 PM
I thought working for Buzzfeed was as disgraced as you could be, anyway.
 
2013-05-29 06:52:23 PM
But were they ready for the after-party?
 
2013-05-29 07:03:22 PM
BuzzFeed generates enough revenue to pay for sponsored links - that is literally unbelievable.
 
2013-05-29 07:09:13 PM

The Flexecutioner: Maddox wrote the best article about this type of thing.  I forget who linked it but this reminds of his article as a parody more than anything.


http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ranker_sucks

The reason these shiatty list articles have flooded the Internet is because they're cheap, easy to generate, quick to read and require no creative work; a pig with a stick in its mouth could tap one out in morse. Marketers then disseminate these shiatty list articles (or mundane infographics) by emailing influential bloggers and "suggesting" links for their readers. And here's the part that makes my heart palpitate with anger: It works.


The reason? Because most people who have blogs, websites and Tumblr accounts are too lazy to come up with content of their own, so they link to other websites with disposable content like lists. Lists are the perfect form of entertainment for a generation brought up on Twitter, because every list comes with an unspoken guarantee to the reader that they won't have to invest too much time or mental energy in reading anything that might challenge them.



Yuuuup.
 
2013-05-29 07:20:37 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: BuzzFeed generates enough revenue to pay for sponsored links - that is literally unbelievable.


Buzzfeed has sponsored "articles". The Koch brothers even have their own PR section on it, and I'm not joking.
Someone is trying to monetize internet mediocrity, and it seems to be working.
 
2013-05-29 07:30:28 PM

RatOmeter: Oh, my.  That's good.

  I didn't realize it until recently, but AdBlock Plus has been hiding a whole stinking bunch of BuzzFeed "Featured Partner" or whatever links.  I might have even added that block a year or two ago, can't remember, but for whatever reason I didn't see them until I used some not-mine computer.


the "Plus" part suddenly sounds worth the cost of admission, regardless of price.
 
2013-05-29 07:31:06 PM

BMFPitt: I thought working for Buzzfeed was as disgraced as you could be, anyway.


Nope. Fired from BuzzFeed is the most disgraced you can be.
 
2013-05-29 07:40:08 PM
The Top 5 Things I Liked About That Article (slide show)
 
2013-05-29 07:48:44 PM

moothemagiccow: mgary: The buzzfeed article actually exists.

Yeah last time they got picked on they did 23 pictures of Bill Clinton's forehead. They're good sports.

know every click is worth money, whether you are laughing at them or not; and having someone else come up with ideas for their content is... well, its their business model.
 
2013-05-29 07:53:04 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: BuzzFeed generates enough revenue to pay for sponsored links - that is literally unbelievable.


Suck it, New York Times.
 
2013-05-29 07:55:00 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Someone is trying to monetize internet mediocrity, and it seems to be working.


welcometototalfark.jpg
 
2013-05-29 08:11:36 PM

untaken_name: BMFPitt: I thought working for Buzzfeed was as disgraced as you could be, anyway.

Nope. Fired from BuzzFeed is the most disgraced you can be.


"Fired from BuzzFeed" would make an excellent Fark handle.
 
2013-05-29 08:33:18 PM

Mike_LowELL: The Flexecutioner: Maddox wrote the best article about this type of thing.  I forget who linked it but this reminds of his article as a parody more than anything.

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ranker_sucks

The reason these shiatty list articles have flooded the Internet is because they're cheap, easy to generate, quick to read and require no creative work; a pig with a stick in its mouth could tap one out in morse. Marketers then disseminate these shiatty list articles (or mundane infographics) by emailing influential bloggers and "suggesting" links for their readers. And here's the part that makes my heart palpitate with anger: It works.


The reason? Because most people who have blogs, websites and Tumblr accounts are too lazy to come up with content of their own, so they link to other websites with disposable content like lists. Lists are the perfect form of entertainment for a generation brought up on Twitter, because every list comes with an unspoken guarantee to the reader that they won't have to invest too much time or mental energy in reading anything that might challenge them.


Yuuuup.


Why the hell is that flagged as malware?
 
2013-05-29 08:38:33 PM
I really find it hard to believe that a BuzzFeed writer had enough capacity for shame to resign for anything.
 
2013-05-29 08:47:46 PM
"Let me get this straight, they fed the cow it's own meat?"
 
2013-05-29 08:59:14 PM

mgary: The buzzfeed article actually exists.


I found myself thinking "I'd at least glance at that Buzzfeed article"
 
2013-05-29 09:01:03 PM
I thought this might be a rare case of the reverse Onion and was factually true on all counts.
 
2013-05-29 09:01:08 PM
Featured Partner article sponsored by Enron.
 
2013-05-29 10:35:35 PM
I blame these assholes from the '70s. I actually bought this book when it came out.

/get off my lawn
//adjusts onion on belt
 
2013-05-30 12:14:32 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Someone is trying to monetize internet mediocrity


Seems to have been a successful business strategy in every other area, so don't act surprised that the internet also got its turn in the grinder.
 
2013-05-30 02:35:55 AM

moothemagiccow: I thought plagiarism was dead. Not like it matters when everyone gets $12 for a top ten list they need to finish in twenty minutes


Wait. Wait. Wait.
They pay $12 an article?
Cause I could probably crank out about 20 Google Image Searches a day.

/The top 10 images that cought my eye while searching for  "doggie swimwear."
 
2013-05-30 01:20:09 PM
that headline could have ended nine words earlier
 
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