BuzzFeed buys HuffPost

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/19/buzzfeed-buys-huffpost.html

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HuffPost was great… then good… then tolerable, and soon BuzzFeed-y?

Bookmark deleted.

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Info-tainment site bought by younger Info-tainment site. Dumbing down an already dumb-downed site…

Will Huffpo start having quizzes?

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How is the headline on this post not “You’ll never guess who the new owner of HuffPost is”?

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Buzzfeed News has been pretty spot-on for awhile now and have published some important bits here and there, including the expose that essentially brought down Milo Youdonthaveaplatformanymore.

This might not be the worst merger of corporate media ever.

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Quick! Someone save Yahoo News while Verizon is having a fire sale!

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Here’s 17 INSANE reasons that the new HuffBuzz will continue to make millions of dollars of revenue while paying the creators of its content pennies! (#6 made our jaw drop)

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Exactly.

Lists of lists of lists of lists…

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HuffPost readers hate this one BuzzFeed trick!

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When they fail to name the resulting company Huff Buzz, it will be the biggest missed branding opportunity since the merger of Blizzard and Activision wasn’t named Blizzavision.

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Dammit! I came here to make that joke.

Maybe Buzzfeed thought their content offerings were lacking in medical woo and quackery.

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Agreed. Buzzfeed and Teen Vogue surprisingly turned out some good journalism in the past few years, which is what we had expected of HuffPost before they sold themselves out. Who’da thunk it?

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Who would have thought the humble listicle site would become so … activist. Don’t forget that Buzzfeed was the first to publish the Steele Dossier.

Go figure, right?

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Perhaps “content chaebol” would be a more up to date (but less cyberpunk) tag.

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I thought it would be “Which HuffPoat owner are you?”

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That didnt take long in internet years