Buzzfeed is well known for its on-line site, as well as its app and various youtube channels that all generate a great deal of traffic. Many of its posts usually revolve around popular culture. From listicles and quizzes to the rare, more serious story.
However as well as this, there is also a section of Buzzfeed that is largely run by a form of audience participation. That is the Buzzfeed community site. On this site, avid readers are free to create any content they please. Although not all posts make it onto the site, as they are then later reviewed by editors, a great section of the more witty and relatable posts do. If you have read anything on Buzzfeed before, the chances are you have read one of the posts from a Buzzfeed reader, or ‘buzz-feeder’ as they are also known as. Their posts are normally the ones you see on social media, and are normally witty listicles that appeal to a teenagers and twenty-somethings that focus of a range of topics from the kardashians to cheesecake.
Not only is having a Buzzfeed community whereby people can contribute as they please a very smart way for Buzzfeed as a company to generate a huge part of their content for little or no cost. But these posts are also some of the most funny and relatable posts out there. Perhaps this is because readers are interested in what everyday people post, as it is often more down to earth than what a someone who works for Buzzfeed may have to say.