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Buzzfeed CEO: Here’s Why Facebook Isn’t Crushing Us

In December, Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm in December to favour more “high quality” news over “memes.” Looking at a bunch of charts yesterday, we found this change correlated with a sudden and massive drop in traffic traffic to Upworthy and several viral news sites. The charts also showed […]
Buzzfeed CEO: Here’s Why Facebook Isn’t Crushing Us
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Viral Sensation Upworthy Gets Crushed

In November, viral site Upworthy had 88 million unique visitors. Today, it has 49 million uniques. What changed? Nicholas Carlson attributes it to Facebook tightening what appears in users’ News Feeds. It looks bad, but there’s a silver lining. If you back up and really look at the traffic, November […]
Viral Sensation Upworthy Gets Crushed
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CHART OF THE DAY: The Mind Melting Explosion In Upworthy’s Traffic

Everyone like to mock the headlines of social sharing site Upworthy.com, but the company says its success is about much more than clickable headlines. Upworthy said that it tries to find highly shareable content, which means it emphasises quality over quantity. It says headlines are important to grab initial interest, […]
CHART OF THE DAY: The Mind Melting Explosion In Upworthy’s Traffic
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How To Trick People Into Sharing Something Boring On Social Media

[credit provider=”Patrick Gensel/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickgensel/6716877299/”] Yesterday we interviewed  Upworthy’s co-founder Eli Pariser.Upworthy is a media startup that launched seven months ago, and its traffic has skyrocketed to 8.7 million monthly unique visitors.
How To Trick People Into Sharing Something Boring On Social Media