What do you get when you mix the New York Times with a site best known for viral cat videos? We’ll soon find out as the Grey Lady announced today that it will be working with BuzzFeed to provide video from this summer’s political conventions.
Most people want to share content that makes them look good — a concept that Gravity CEO Amit Kapur called “peacocking” at paidContent 2012 this afternoon. Sometimes that urge is a good thing, but sometimes it gets in the way of delivering a truly personalized online experience.
Media people don’t like combining hard-nosed political reporting with lots of kitties. Excerpt for Jonah Peretti.
Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed’s co-founder, spoke at Ad Age’s Digital Conference and talked about how it’s helping usher in the transition from search to social. He said the new standard in advertising is ads that are engaging and are ripe for sharing.
The phrase “cats on skateboards” harkens an earlier phase on the internet when websites feasted on slews of amateur content. Online entertainment has since become more sophisticated. Or has it?
Social content site BuzzFeed is the latest company to release a version of its app especially for the Kindle Fire.
Can BuzzFeed turn itself from a silly meme-generator into a serious media outlet by hiring journalists like Politico writer Ben Smith? If the meteoric rise of the Huffington Post has shown us anything, it’s that new media entities can spring from the most unlikely of sources.
BuzzFeed, which tracks online topics that have gone viral, is offering a version of the analytics dashboard that the site uses to monitor the spread of these Internet “memes” to any website, brand or publisher that wants to track the popularity of their online content.
BuzzFeed, the self-proclaimed tracker of the “web’s obsessions,” has raised $8 million in its second round of funding. The site’s home page…
Buzzfeed, a NY-based trend-tracking site has raised a $3.5 million led by Hearst Interactive Media and Softbank, reports CNET. The site, whi…