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Revue pitches an easy-to-use authoring interface with many small but useful additional features, all developed together with or as requests from its users.
“We’re thinking about our voice as an empathetic older sister who happens to be an OB-GYN.”
Plus: Anchor relaunches (and where are we with social audio?), a McDonald’s podcast is an utterly fascinating artifact, and more media pariahs move to podcasts (this time, it’s Logan Paul).
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
Plus: What to track in podcasts this year, a tribute to Combat Jack, and BuzzFeed casts off Another Round.
“What concerns me more than the fact that memes and visuals spread misinformation is the idea that the media industry as a whole may be falling behind agents of disinformation when it comes to fluency with the norms and practice of internet culture. This leaves many journalists and audiences vulnerable to new forms of manipulation.” An Xiao Mina
“As users migrate to these closed systems, they’re also shifting away from the type of broad-based algorithmic feeds packed with news and media content that were the hallmark of first-generation social media.” Taylor Lorenz
Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.
Опубликованный пост при этом не выглядит как один и тот же пост: посетители BuzzFeed.com видят разные его версии – различной длины, с разными заголовками и по-разному оформленные – до тех пор, пока через пару часов редакторы не выберут наиболее выигрышный вариант.