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2013-10-28 07:46:57 AM
Fark needs a "Recursion" tag.
 
2013-10-28 08:03:33 AM
The writer comes across as a vapid twat to me.
 
2013-10-28 08:08:10 AM
Ah, "journalism" today.
 
2013-10-28 08:12:23 AM
Are we supposed to start with this article or after it?
 
2013-10-28 08:12:55 AM
+1 for being on one page.
-1 for using the "word" 'listicle'
 
db2
2013-10-28 08:26:49 AM
I'll start with this one. Next.
 
2013-10-28 08:27:33 AM

AngryDragon: Ah, "journalism" today.


"Journalism" means that you met your deadline and hit your word count. Actual content is optional.
 
2013-10-28 09:13:52 AM
And anytime a techie tries to explain something using a car analogy, the explanation is invalid. Car analogies never quite work and people respond by pointing it out, then the whole discussion/thread just goes away from the original point. See: any SlashDot thread using a car example.
 
2013-10-28 09:14:00 AM

Cybernetic: AngryDragon: Ah, "journalism" today.

"Journalism" means that you met your deadline and hit your word count. Actual content is optional.


Sadly you're right.  How much does a degree in journalism cost again?
 
2013-10-28 09:23:24 AM

Cybernetic: AngryDragon: Ah, "journalism" today.

"Journalism" means that you met your deadline and hit your word count. Actual content is optional.


17 Ways Journalism Has Evolved
 
2013-10-28 11:00:29 AM
No, but seriously, clickbait is anti-informative, but it satisfies our monkey curiosity like a skinner box.

Burn gawker, i09, and buzzfeed to the ground.
 
2013-10-28 11:01:10 AM
Was not a slide show so great
 
2013-10-28 11:13:10 AM

dittybopper: Fark needs a "Recursion" tag.


Fark needs a "Recursion" tag.
 
2013-10-28 01:13:54 PM
I read another farker sum it up well in a another thread.

(Paraphrasing): "If you can't be bothered to come up with a narrative to string your points together, then maybe you shouldn't bother being a 'journalist'".

It's really sad how so many "news" "articles" are either simple lists or social media aggregation.
 
2013-10-28 02:59:28 PM
Is a listicle like a breasticle that leans to one side?
 
2013-10-28 04:13:02 PM

ikanreed: No, but seriously, clickbait is anti-informative, but it satisfies our monkey curiosity like a skinner box.

Burn gawker, i09, and buzzfeed to the ground.


I hate buzzfeed with the passion of a million exploding suns.

Every insufferable twat I know keeps posting BuzzFeed crap on Twitter and Facebook. And it's always the idiots who don't have anything better to do than click BuzzFeed crap all day long. I just look at the titles and foam at the mouth "20 things only people who grew up in 90's would understand", no, idiot, tons of people would understand that too even if they were born in other decades.

The biggest offenders are the "Best [Something] Ever!". No, it's not the best ever. It's just good, or very good, or amusing.

We live in a hyperbolic era where everything is the best/worst ever. We only talk in absolutes and lose the nuance of language. It's the linguistic equivalent of a crack user. We're desensitized to words not reflecting the extremes of approval and rejection.
 
2013-10-28 04:13:44 PM
While it is a nice start on a subject...intelligent & wise people know to look further.

Or
Keep asking why.


/waiting for the next article telling us we've discovered everything...
 
2013-10-28 10:16:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lni1b3Lw1U

This explains why BuzzFeed sucks.  A better deconstruction than anybody else could provide.

Oh, and Maddox still exists and is still kicking ass.
 
2013-10-29 06:30:16 AM
The ironic thing is... that this comment is also self-referential!
 
2013-10-29 06:32:35 AM

rocky_howard: ikanreed: No, but seriously, clickbait is anti-informative, but it satisfies our monkey curiosity like a skinner box.

Burn gawker, i09, and buzzfeed to the ground.

I hate buzzfeed with the passion of a million exploding suns.

Every insufferable twat I know keeps posting BuzzFeed crap on Twitter and Facebook. And it's always the idiots who don't have anything better to do than click BuzzFeed crap all day long. I just look at the titles and foam at the mouth "20 things only people who grew up in 90's would understand", no, idiot, tons of people would understand that too even if they were born in other decades.

The biggest offenders are the "Best [Something] Ever!". No, it's not the best ever. It's just good, or very good, or amusing.

We live in a hyperbolic era where everything is the best/worst ever. We only talk in absolutes and lose the nuance of language. It's the linguistic equivalent of a crack user. We're desensitized to words not reflecting the extremes of approval and rejection.


meh.
 
2013-10-29 10:11:27 AM
List writer argues that it is hard to come up with precisely ten good reasons.   The writer should have heeded his own advice since most of his entries are pathetic.
 
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