Do you like reading articles about how you could use your thrift store finds to recreate Blair Waldorf’s outfits in Gossip Girl? What about finding out who your pop princess best friend would be? Well, have I got some good news for you! There’s a website out there chock-full of answers to all of your burning questions. BuzzFeed can often be a hit or miss when it comes to the quality of content they’re putting out there, but no one can denying indulging in a laugh or two at their classic clickbait. You may not have known, that there’s also a lot more to the website than text post compilations. Today, I’m going to share with you some of my Favorite Parts of BuzzFeed.
I honestly feel like this is kind of a no-brainer. I mean, who doesn’t love a good BuzzFeed Quiz? They literally have everything from quizzes telling you which guy from Lizzie McGuire you’ll end up with to quizzes testing you on how many countries in Europe you can name in under two minutes. These quizzes are a fun way to maybe test your trivia skills and procrastinate completing the homework assignment you have due tomorrow.
Think you’ve tried them all? Check out “33 Seriously Interesting Quizzes to Take When You’re Bored AF.”
In addition to any written content they produce on their website, BuzzFeed has also created several video projects. The company releases these videos on YouTube. One of my favorite series is BuzzFeed Unsolved. The show follows famous unsolved true crime and supernatural mysteries. The hosts are great at dramatic readings and have a sort of stupid banter to them that’s hard not to laugh at. If you’re a fan of mysteries, criminals, ghosts, or all of the above, I’d definitely suggest checking this series out.
Some of my favorite episodes include…
“The Mysterious Disappearance of the Sodder Children,”: How did the police not consider the obvious suspect?
“The Creepy Murder in 1046”: The details of the murder are so strange, there’s just no way you could make this stuff up.
“London’s Haunted Viaduct Tavern,”: It’s only one of the handful of the supernatural videos I’ve seen, but the differences in the way the hosts react to the existence of ghosts is just too comical.
Another video series belonging to BuzzFeed, Tasty shows viewers how to create delicious meals right in their own homes. Unlike Unsolved, Tasty is tailor-made for Facebook, which makes it a little more accessible for people. The video series has about 98 million followers as of the start of this year.
While I’ve never actually tried any of the recipes, I’ve always wondered if the sliders or literally ANY of the desserts turn out as good as they seem.
BuzzFeed Articles, Clickbait
Okay, you can judge, but everybody is privy–and dare I say a fan–of clickbait. BuzzFeed is like the King of clickbait. With titles like “15 Hacks from McDonald’s Customers that are Truly Game-Changing” and “Literally Just 17 Funny Tumblr Posts That are Probably Gonna Make You Laugh,” it’s no wonder people are clicking on these stories.
In the last five or so years, BuzzFeed has been working on managing the content suggestions they receive from users. The result of this effort was BuzzFeed Community. Here, everyday users–like you or me–can create and publish content for BuzzFeed. There’s also something about how often you can post based on your Cat Power, but to be honest with you I’ve never done it so I don’t really know. I do think it’s a great way to get people bought into sharing their ideas and generating more traffic for BuzzFeed.
These are just a few of my favorite parts of the company that is BuzzFeed. Are you a BuzzFeed fan… Or are there other media companies you go to for fun and news? Let me know down in the comments section down below!