A good aggregation

I choose an aggregation done by  BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed is a news site that has articles that are not normally news savvy. Some of there articles are very silly. Along with news they have fun quizzes.

I reviewed an article called 36 Things That’ll Make You Say “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”

I feel the author Elena Garcia did a good job writing this. She listed items. Under each item, she described it.

It stated how much it costs.

Along with where to find it. The links are active, so the links take you straight to the item. That makes purchasing easy.

They are spaced out nicely and fun to read. If you are looking for something unique or uncommon look no fa

Overall the article was written well. It was geared towards the reader with active links.

Buzzfeed treats #IBelieveHer proponents and critics unfairly

BuzzFeed aggregated tweets and public statements in the wake of the #IBelieveHer after two rugby players are acquitted of rape charges.

While the BuzzFeed story goes into some of the details of the case, the main focus is on the online discussion surrounding the #IBelieveHer hashtag.

The story allows people from both sides to speak, however when it comes to linking it treats each differently. For those on the side of the girl, it links directly to the tweets made, however when it comes to the opposed only screenshots with blurred names are provided.

Perhaps this was done to prevent backlash to the tweeters, yet to treat one side differently than the other seems unfair.


Example of Curation

Buzzfeed’s news articles have many links throughout their articles, creating smooth curations along with hectic curations. The website is more entertainment based, so writers have to adapt to this form of delivering news.

Jane Lytvynenko’s article “Here Are The Hoaxes And Conspiracies Still Going Around About The Parkland Students” gives information about the negativity that the public has placed around these people. This includes fake Tweets and photoshopped images.

There are not only links in Lytvynenko’s article, but there are images from social media that correspond to these links. This makes it easier for the audience to follow along with stories without having to click away from their article.

The crossing between images and curation can effect the audience in a negative way. The audience might only pay attention to the massive images instead of reading the actual article that is tagged along with them.