May 19, 2008


is there a difference between cool and bizarre? often this distinction is blurred in the media, and now it appears that buzzfeed, the preeminent source of buzz and trend detection, has joined the ranks. it was hoped to be a productive synthesis between viral media and social science, but has now become to be filled with noisy material, in large part composed of irrelevant youtube clips. even in the age of the internet, less is more.

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