What is Buzzfeed?

Buzzfeed is an online news media company that was founded in 2006. Buzzfeed’s content covers a wide range of topics, from politics to funny videos to quizzes. Buzzfeed is very well known for their “lists” that go viral (where millions of people view and share the same content; it has nothing to do with computer viruses, we promise!).

Examples of their lists are “25 Things No One Tells You About Growing Up,” and “27 Superpowers All People Who Love Food Have.” Each point in the list is about one sentence and is usually accompanied by a “GIF” (a short video that has been turned into a moving picture with no sound) to prove their point.

Buzzfeed produces an average of nearly 400 posts per day, and their YouTube channel has nearly 3 million subscribers. The site has staff reporters, contributors, cartoon artists, and more to create and submit content. The site was started by Jonah Peretti back in 2006; Peretti also helped Arianna Huffington start her news site – Huffington Post.  (P.S.  We also have tutorials on the Huffington Post here on Techboomers.)

Why Should I use Buzzfeed?

Read some lists that will evoke nostalgia and make you laugh, or do a quiz and compare the results with your friends.

Buzzfeed is not only a fun way to keep yourself occupied; it’s also a good way to get your daily news fix. Buzzfeed’s news articles tend to be photo-heavy, so it’s also a great way to see what is going on and judge for yourself.