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Day 7: Death by BuzzFeed Drowning

794 Ways in Which BuzzFeed Reminds Us of Impending Death
The dark side of all those LOLs and fails, and how John Updike saw it coming all along.
Heather Havrilesky, The New York Times (July 03, 2014)

I don’t click on the various quizzes and lists and general monkey-business that BuzzFeed produces. It’s not my thing.

Heather Havrilesky’s take on how BuzzFeed’s content might actually remind people (or, at least, her) of death’s inescapable touch is intriguing. The hook with John Updike and his Rabbit books makes her essay all the more eclectic for the New York Times.

I still won’t click on any of Buzzfeed’s listicles but at least now I find their impending death reminders more interesting.