It was a signal, when the Huffington Post was sold for more than $300 million that news was never going to be the same ever again. At first glance, websites look like blogs on steroids and now they have become the fast and new emerging global news channels. List style posts dominate their home pages.
Some of them include:
- 20 Things Only People With Cold Hands Understand
- 25 Very Real Struggles Of Making New Friends As An Adult
- 29 signs You’re Not a Cat Person
“List posts” work whether you like them or not.
One of these new generation websites driven by social network is called Buzzfeed and it is making the original players sit up and take a note. In 2006, it stated as an online laboratory called “Buzzfeed Labs” and since then it has evolved and transformed into a serious long form journalism website.