Saville's Shout

Feb 3, 2014

Saville’s Shout: BuzzFeed in Oz … liminal art … Fairfax innovates …

Everyone's favourite purveyor of listicles, BuzzFeed, has launched an Australian site. But with competitors nipping at its heels, can BuzzFeed's model survive? Plus other tidbits.

Margot Saville — <em>Crikey</em> Sydney reporter

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

The eight ways BuzzFeed draws you in. 52 Wedding Dresses That Aren’t Strapless. 17 Kangaroos That Can Kick Your Butt. JK Rowling admits that Hermione and Harry Should Have Ended Up Together.If you heard these stories yesterday, no, you weren’t trapped in a lift with a Millennial. You were reading BuzzFeed.

The viral news site famous for its cat videos came into being in 2006 and launched an Australia arm last Friday. Its mixture of lists, viral videos and pop quizzes has earned it 130 million unique visitors per month — numbers “legacy” news sites (including Crikey) can only dream of.

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One thought on “Saville’s Shout: BuzzFeed in Oz … liminal art … Fairfax innovates …

  1. AR

    The divine Hermoine with Harry?!? Surely not, she & the bloodnut were perfect! (Funnicello Complex, shorely?)

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