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2014-02-11 08:45:10 PM
Upworthy has actually changed its own priorities in recent months. Rather than focus on page views and Facebook shares as its main metrics for a story's success, the site has begun measuring the amount of time readers spend reading

Upworthy has stuff to read? All I've ever seen there are videos.
 
2014-02-11 08:51:26 PM
Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.
 
2014-02-11 09:13:56 PM
images.classicalite.com
 
2014-02-11 09:16:32 PM
I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.
 
2014-02-11 09:16:59 PM
Hey, if it's too hard to measure the quality, might as well rely on a totally meaningless metric like quantity.  Even if something has absolutely no value, multiply that by a few hundred million times and imagine what it becomes.
 
2014-02-11 09:17:39 PM
A SECOND UPWORTHY THREAD HAS HIT THE PAGE!
 
2014-02-11 09:18:32 PM
Sure, Buzzfeed has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed.
 
2014-02-11 09:22:46 PM

rebelyell2006: Sure, Buzzfeed* has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed*.


* Gawker
 
2014-02-11 09:24:11 PM

ArcadianRefugee: rebelyell2006: Sure, Buzzfeed* has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed*.

* Gawker


Porque no los dos?
 
2014-02-11 09:25:03 PM

The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.


I have a friend from the opposite end of the political spectrum who does the chemtrails thing. Also a lot of stuff about aliens, Gaia, astrology, The Bilderbergers, etc.
 
2014-02-11 09:25:55 PM
"Does anyone really think Facebook is intentionally swindling its own clients for short-term gain?"

That's the Wall St. method and has been for years. Why wouldn't you think that?
 
2014-02-11 09:26:43 PM

rebelyell2006: Sure, Buzzfeed has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed.


Buzzfeed agrees to front Drew's beer budget in return for Fark recycling Buzzfeed's "great content."  This was a deal struck between Drew and the Devil.
 
2014-02-11 09:26:55 PM

ArcadianRefugee: rebelyell2006: Sure, Buzzfeed* has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed*.

* Gawker


True, true. The mutherfarkers steal everything from Infowars...who sorta steal is from drudge when semi-sober...and KOS when they're hammered.
 
2014-02-11 09:26:59 PM

cretinbob:


I finally watched that a few weeks ago. I keep forgetting that conspiracy theorists exist throughout the decades. Although if you go back a ways the theories were mere racism.
 
2014-02-11 09:29:35 PM

Prey4reign: rebelyell2006: Sure, Buzzfeed has great content because they steal great content. There is nothing original on Buzzfeed.

Buzzfeed agrees to front Drew's beer budget in return for Fark recycling Buzzfeed's "great content."  This was a deal struck between Drew and the Devil.


It's true. Latest entry.
 
2014-02-11 09:29:37 PM

The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.


My father in law's wife is doing this now. Obama coffins, rfid chips, drones and now she's just discovering 9/11 truthiness. I really want to tell her that all of these are a load of crap and she needs to stop going to freep, but she's also borderline psychotic. Any ideas on how to let her down gently?
 
2014-02-11 09:29:59 PM
Listen you sheeple SLIME, Obama is a lizardian from the draco star system, NOT satan incarnate. And when the SHTF you will understand that i was right the WHOLE time. Here, this youtube link WILL explain EVERYTHING.

/the tr00th hurts doesnt it, sheeple? WAKE UP!!!
 
2014-02-11 09:31:43 PM
 he went back and quietly changed the article after BuzzFeed complained. Now it concludes by speculating that BuzzFeed has done well on Facebook lately because of its great content. 

Right. Well at least we know that one's obviously untrue.
 
2014-02-11 09:35:18 PM

Savage Belief: My father in law's wife


How is that different than your mother-in-law?
 
2014-02-11 09:37:13 PM
Upworthy seems among the least shiatty of all the click-bait sites, but fark them anyways. There is nothing worse than this farking click-bait bullshiat. No matter if it's something you agree with or something you'll hate, they always have ridiculously sensational headlines that leave you hanging.

When weather.com looks like Buzzfeed we have a farking problem.

John Watson would be so proud.
 
2014-02-11 09:38:28 PM
Something about Facebook makes journalists lose their minds. How else to explain the seemingly unending procession of stories based on wild speculation and implausible conspiracy theories? '

Ultimately, the problem is "news" these days is viewer driven and implausible conspiracy stories make for better TV than reality.  It used to be there were experts who determined what was newsworthy.  These days it's mommy/right-wing/etc bloggers who can FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD the fastest.
 
2014-02-11 09:38:33 PM
What's worse than an America-hating racist charlatan in the White House? A propagandist communist media 5th column and the cowardly liberals that mindlessly and limp-wristedly follow them and submit their lies to Fark.
 
2014-02-11 09:39:45 PM
I like how he article said that FB would have to change its alogirthms based on very single ad deal for it to work.
Um yeah. I that's like reading a column from the database and multiplying accordingly. No rocket science there.
 
2014-02-11 09:39:56 PM

fusillade762: Savage Belief: My father in law's wife

How is that different than your mother-in-law?


Step mother in law sounds weird. That and she's 6 months younger than my wife.
 
2014-02-11 09:41:03 PM
Facebook being considered shady dicks now because they've repeatedly been shady dicks in the past isn't so much conspiracy as it is karma.

Sure, any one of these theories could be wrong. And they certainly can't all be right. But people believe them because Facebook are shady dickheads. It's not a huge mystery.
 
2014-02-11 09:41:09 PM

fusillade762: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

I have a friend from the opposite end of the political spectrum who does the chemtrails thing. Also a lot of stuff about aliens, Gaia, astrology, The Bilderbergers, etc.


I consider myself progressive, but it amuses me to no end that fringe-left people do nothing but ape old Bircher tropes like Fluoride, Chemtrails, and the Illuminati.
 
2014-02-11 09:44:40 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.


And he seemed like such a nice Jewish boy.

You know who else was a nice Jewish boy?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-11 09:45:07 PM
Almost as annoying as the lefts truther version that George Bush stole the election and the war was just to make profits for his friends.
 
2014-02-11 09:47:42 PM

Cobblestone Flag: fusillade762: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

I have a friend from the opposite end of the political spectrum who does the chemtrails thing. Also a lot of stuff about aliens, Gaia, astrology, The Bilderbergers, etc.

I consider myself progressive, but it amuses me to no end that fringe-left people do nothing but ape old Bircher tropes like Fluoride, Chemtrails, and the Illuminati.


Did you know Tila Tequila exposed the Illuminatti? It's true, look it up, study it out
 
2014-02-11 09:49:49 PM
Fox News truther?  What does that mean?  I've never watched Fox News, but I thought they were on the conservative side.
 
2014-02-11 09:50:05 PM

The Dogs of War: Cobblestone Flag: fusillade762: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

I have a friend from the opposite end of the political spectrum who does the chemtrails thing. Also a lot of stuff about aliens, Gaia, astrology, The Bilderbergers, etc.

I consider myself progressive, but it amuses me to no end that fringe-left people do nothing but ape old Bircher tropes like Fluoride, Chemtrails, and the Illuminati.

Did you know Tila Tequila exposed the Illuminatti? It's true, look it up, study it out


So that's her new nickname for her fake breasts.
 
2014-02-11 09:51:29 PM
What's worse than a Facebook truther? Facebook
What's worse than Facebook? Salon
What's worse than Salon? Gawker network
What's worse than Gawker network? Possibly the holocaust
 
2014-02-11 09:52:11 PM

Prey4reign: InterruptingQuirk: Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.

And he seemed like such a nice Jewish boy.

You know who else was a nice Jewish boy?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 465x613]


I wonder if they still publish?
 
2014-02-11 09:52:29 PM

rebelyell2006: So that's her new nickname for her fake breasts.



The Dogs of War?
 
2014-02-11 09:54:04 PM

InterruptingQuirk: Prey4reign: InterruptingQuirk: Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.

And he seemed like such a nice Jewish boy.

You know who else was a nice Jewish boy?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 465x613]

I wonder if they still publish?


http://policegazette.us/
 
2014-02-11 09:55:20 PM
What's worse than a Fox News truther?

Ummmm, Slate or Huffington Post truther?
 
2014-02-11 09:58:23 PM

The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.


I love it when they get mad at you for pointing out that they're wrong, and they tell YOU to read up on the issues.

/have one who is honestly convinced that he can't afford health insurance because his subsidies will be garnished to pay off his student loans
//he's a special one
 
2014-02-11 10:01:02 PM

Prey4reign: InterruptingQuirk: Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.

And he seemed like such a nice Jewish boy.

You know who else was a nice Jewish boy?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 465x613]


Wow. Even back then they had click-bait headlines.
 
2014-02-11 10:05:51 PM

kimwim: InterruptingQuirk: Prey4reign: InterruptingQuirk: Mark Zuckerburg is the offspring of one of the Boys from Brazil and Facebook is a front for the underground movement to bring about the Fourth Reich.

And he seemed like such a nice Jewish boy.

You know who else was a nice Jewish boy?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 465x613]

I wonder if they still publish?

http://policegazette.us/


I'm surprised that Drew doesn't have a Richard K. Fox alt.
 
2014-02-11 10:09:18 PM

steamingpile: Almost as annoying as the lefts truther version that George Bush stole the election and the war was just to make profits for his friends.


3/10 Nice start, good finish, just set the hook.
 
2014-02-11 10:11:59 PM

Dellirium: steamingpile: Almost as annoying as the lefts truther version that George Bush stole the election and the war was just to make profits for his friends.

3/10 Nice start, good finish, just set the hook.


sympathy bite?
 
2014-02-11 10:13:14 PM

Cobblestone Flag: fusillade762: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

I have a friend from the opposite end of the political spectrum who does the chemtrails thing. Also a lot of stuff about aliens, Gaia, astrology, The Bilderbergers, etc.

I consider myself progressive, but it amuses me to no end that fringe-left people do nothing but ape old Bircher tropes like Fluoride, Chemtrails, and the Illuminati.


Oh right, fluoride. He goes on about that, too. And GMOs.
 
2014-02-11 10:13:45 PM

chiett: What's worse than a Fox News truther?

Ummmm, Slate or Huffington Post truther?


American Thinker truther?
 
2014-02-11 10:22:51 PM

The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.


"Disposable graves"?

I'd like to see that link.
 
2014-02-11 10:26:37 PM
You could have stopped at Facebook,  subby.
 
2014-02-11 10:29:02 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

I love it when they get mad at you for pointing out that they're wrong, and they tell YOU to read up on the issues.

/have one who is honestly convinced that he can't afford health insurance because his subsidies will be garnished to pay off his student loans
//he's a special one


Our special one is all over the place politically. On one hand, he's proud to be a member of "ACT for America", loves to share videos from Conservative Daily and Tea Party sites, is pro-life, and spews on a daily basis his hatred of Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood. On the other hand, he wants pot legalized, sees himself as a member of Anonymous, believes in chemtrails and mosquito drones, and pushes himself as some sort of advocate for Autistic children. It would be humorous, if this guy wasn't in fact heavily armed.

/would tell him outright that he frightens most of the family, but he's narcissistic enough to see that as some sort of "victory"
 
2014-02-11 10:29:50 PM

Cobblestone Flag: rebelyell2006: So that's her new nickname for her fake breasts.


The Dogs of War?


The Illuminati, but that works too.
 
2014-02-11 10:30:14 PM

Gyrfalcon: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

"Disposable graves"?

I'd like to see that link.


Here is the link to the coffin thing I was talking about:   http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/01/30940-obama-quietly-orders-one- b illion-dollars-worth-of-disposable-fema-coffins/
(Check the side bar for even better stories)

And here is the Snopes article debunking everything:   http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/femacoffins.asp
 
2014-02-11 10:32:03 PM

The Dogs of War: Gyrfalcon: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

"Disposable graves"?

I'd like to see that link.

Here is the link to the coffin thing I was talking about:   http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/01/30940-obama-quietly-orders-one- b illion-dollars-worth-of-disposable-fema-coffins/
(Check the side bar for even better stories)

And here is the Snopes article debunking everything:   http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/femacoffins.asp


A billion dollars worth of coffins is like 10000 coffins. Or 100 coffins if they come with a funeral service.
 
2014-02-11 10:34:05 PM

Gyrfalcon: The Dogs of War: I have a friend like that. He likes to post things like 'CHEMTRAILS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU, SHEEPLE!!' and 'OBAMA ORDERS DISPOSABLE GRAVES FOR WHEN THE REBELLION COMES!!'. He refuses to believe anything from mainstream media, but will gladly post things from sheeple.com and the like.

"Disposable graves"?


You fill 'em with bodies, and then pave it over and make it an elementary school.
 
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