Buzzfeed Community is a place where anyone can post anything they like. Community posts are buried so deep in the site’s architecture that it’s basically impossible to find them unless you have the specific link. I put up two articles over there in Community and passed out the links, so the posts got viewed quite a lot. The general idea behind the site is that posts that generate a lot of buzz get shifted (at the discretion of editors) to the feed, and can subsequently end up mainpaged, hence the name Buzzfeed.
Buzzfeed automatically generated emails to me when my first post was viewed one thousand times, and then again when it was viewed ten thousand times, earning me some “rewards”.
When the second post went up, the emails stopped and I have heard not a peep from Buzzfeed since then. I can see from my own blog that the links have been viewed over 1K times from my site alone, but it seems like the powers that be at Buzz don’t wike me.
Janet is scary! New ideas are frightening! They don’t want to know how many people share my thoughts. La la la I can’t hear you….
Oh well. I kind of knew that would happen, but it’s somewhat amusing to see it confirmed. I must be the only community user with thousands upon thousands of views that the editors are just ignoring. Likely someone is super pissed that even within the Buzzfeed community, the response to both articles has been positive.
I was testing whether or not Buzzfeed has a business model, or if the editors are motivated purely by ideology. Buzzfeed needs to figure out which side of history it wants to be on, and whether thinking critically about gender issues will deliver them eyeballs for advertisers.
Or they can prepare to die.
I’m waiting for my new piece to go up at Thought Catalog, where editors aren’t terrified of new ideas and are willing, able and ready to engage with reality and not just ideology. I’ll post a link when it’s up. In the meantime, enjoy this video of a woman beating the crap out of her boyfriend for texting another girl, and watch what happens when he fights back.
Patriarchy: delivering male privilege one psycho bitch at a time.
Lots of love,