Buzzfeed is a site meant to make you laugh or go “aww” at their pictures, videos, quizzes, and other content around the site. But is Buzzfeed really useful to you? Take a look at our pros and cons of using Buzzfeed here.
Lots of different content – Whatever mood you’re in, there’s lots of content to explore. If you want visuals, take a look at some GIFs or videos or pictures. If you want words, read some of their articles.
Join the conversation – A lot of people use Buzzfeed, so by using it, you’re keeping up with the ongoing Buzzfeed conversation, either with social media like Twitter or Facebook, or in person with friends.
Easy-to-use Template – Their interface is very easy to navigate. Even from their homepage, you can clearly see what’s new, what’s popular, and what’s making headlines.
Interactive Features – Participate in some quizzes and share them to your social media to see what results your friends get. Buzzfeed’s quizzes are very popular in social media.
DID WE MENTION THIS IS FUNNY?
Not very news-based – Sure, Buzzfeed has some of the most talked-about news right now, but it’s not really the basis of their site.
Connected with Facebook – If you want to add a comment or rate a video, you’ll have to be connected to Facebook, which means if you don’t have a Facebook account, it’s a few features less that you’re able to use on the site.
Not anonymous – Because you have to use Facebook to comment, everyone else will see your Facebook name, making your comment less anonymous than maybe you’d prefer.
The Bottom Line: 8/10
Even though the website is not anonymous when commenting – and you have to be logged into Facebook to rate or comment – for the purpose of the website, the layout and content is executed excellently. It’s easy to navigate and an easy conversation starter for social media.