Our focus will be on enthusiasm, and sharing great tunes from across all genres, new and old. Instead of reviews of new albums, we’ll be sharing personal stories about our experiences with music, and focusing more on how songs fit into our lives rather an artist’s elaborate discography. We’re going to look at the broader world of music, and report on artists, scenes, fan communities, and the industry and technological forces that affect how music is made, marketed and consumed. We’re going to have fun with music, and approach it with intelligence, joy, and humor. We might goof on a song or an artist here and there, but we never want to make you feel like you’re wrong to love what you love, or tell you that your favorite band sucks. We’re not ever going to give an album a numerical rating, and we won’t measure an artist’s greatness with an arbitrary number of stars.
In which BuzzFeed launches a music section.
We love BuzzFeed. It’s insightful, funny and perceptive, and we read it every day. Which is why we wish them nothing but success in recognizing the errors of their earlier piece. Really, we have nothing but the highest hopes for their correction, and we feel that their reputation for accuracy will only be burnished by the retraction they’re sure to publish any minute now.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Election Center
[Ben] Smith has been called a “weasel,” a “flaming liberal,” a “Journolister,” a “liberal hack,” an “establishment politico” who will be eaten by Sarah Palin for lunch, a “first grader,” “a basketball player with no jump shot,” a “piece of snot,” a “3 year old transexual, wanker,” and a “commie.
I wrote a piece about Ben Smith’s troll-filled comments section last year. Politico has since gone to Facebook Comments. Today it was announced Smith will be new Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed, no stranger to crazy Internet people! (via moneyries)
Internet watchers and usenet fans this past week may have encounted Horsemaning, an internet trend many are calling “the new planking.” Some foolishly believed it hit the high-water mark this morning with the Horsemaning of Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today show. But nope! Moments ago, Newsweek & The Daily Beast teamed up with BuzzFeed to bring you Horsemaning 2.0, the future, and it’s fueled by the connective infrastructure of Google+.
- The head: BuzzFeed’s Mike Hayes
- The body: Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Brian Ries
- The photographer: Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Ryan Brown
History will never be the same.