What GIF is This?

Caity Weaver · 12/13/13 03:04PM

This is how a pair of Gawker writers planned to not crash the 2013 employees-only Buzzfeed holiday party:

Angry Birds: A Bang-Up Buzzfeed-Blumenthal Brawl

Hilary Sargent · 11/15/13 12:04PM

Angry Birds is a new feature in which ChartGirl's Hilary Sargent takes a look at the ruffled feathers in the latest Twitter flaps. Today's: labor journalist Mike Elk vs. Buzzfeed political reporter Rosie Gray, engaged in a feud over Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, his son Max, and Max's new book about Israel.

​Publicist Takes a Constructive Stand Against Negativity

Tom Scocca · 11/07/13 02:55PM

Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reports that BuzzFeed has hired a books editor, Isaac Fitzgerald. The BuzzFeed books section is a project of real cultural importance. What Fitzgerald does will help establish and define the relationship between the thriving and successful BuzzFeed, with its mastery of distributing brisk and engaging viral content, and the more stolid traditions of literary publishing.

Rand Paul Plagiarized 3 Pages of His Book, Wants to Shoot "Haters"

Taylor Berman · 11/04/13 11:52AM

It's been a rough few days for Kentucky senator and newly revealed plagiarist Rand Paul: Last week, MSNBC and Politico reported that some of Paul's speeches lifted lines and paragraphs verbatim from Associated Press reports and the Wikipedia pages for Gattaca and Stand and Deliver. And on Saturday, BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski reported that Paul plagiarized significant sections of his book, Government Bullies, directly from a 2003 study by conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation.

Tom Scocca · 07/11/13 09:50AM

Looks like somebody needs to add a "WAH" button to their website, LOL

Everybody Named the Wrong Boston Suspects Last Night and Promptly Forgot

Adam Weinstein · 04/19/13 12:01PM

Last night around 3:00 a.m., at the conclusion of several hours of insane police-scanner monitoring and reports of gunfights and explosions in the Boston suburbs, local law enforcement officials on their working radio band identified their quarry by name:

Here Are the 'Career-Ending' Marco Rubio Rumors BuzzFeed Wants to Write About Without Writing About

John Cook · 04/15/13 01:35PM

BuzzFeed, your go-to source for lists of animals, snuff videos, and racial superiority propaganda, has posted a fascinating new political story about the persistent personal rumors dogging Sen. Marco Rubio. Well, "about" might not be the right word. The story, by McKay Coppins, is premised on the existence of the rumors, and clearly relies on reporting and interviews during which the rumors were discussed. The only thing missing is the rumors themselves, because, Hey, BuzzFeed doesn't traffic in rumors!

The Story Behind the Internet's Most Famous Photo of a Pig Pooping on Its Own Balls

Max Read · 03/12/13 03:07PM

"Piggy poop balls," the internet's most famous and moving photograph of a pig whose own poop is sitting on its shelf-like balls, has appeared in such storied publications as Gawker, Deadspin, and Gawker since it first appeared online in 2011. And now, it finally has a backstory, thanks to Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos, who tracked down Jeff Reardon, the man who photographed the pig with poop on its balls:

The Oatmeal Sucks, Even if Buzzfeed Was Wrong

Max Read · 12/17/12 05:00PM

The "rule number one of the web," according to Mashable, is "don't mess with the Oatmeal." Last week, Buzzfeed messed with the Oatmeal. Jack Stuef wrote a long post about the webcomic site, its creator Matt Inman, his background in shady SEO marketing, and his use of those same tactics in his comic business. In response, Inman posted an long, mostly handwritten response to his website, identifying one serious factual error and disputing several other contentions in the Buzzfeed piece. The internet was thrilled.

The 19 Most Powerful Images of 2012

Max Read · 12/04/12 12:23PM

What were the most powerful images of the year? Which images inspired you, which images moved you to tears, and which images broke your heart? Sure, you could look at Buzzfeed's list of 45 "incredibly inspiring pictures" ("warning: Some of these may break your heart") — but who has time to scroll through 45 pictures? We've got our own list of the 19 Most Powerful Images of 2012 here. Warning: some of these may break your heart.