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Do 11 Percent of Americans Really Think HTML Is an STD?

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme.

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When Rosie Gray, a reporter for BuzzFeed currently camped out in Geneva, Switzerland, for the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, agreed to a brief interview via Gchat Friday morning, she warned that the Internet might go out.“And if you have to run because news happens,” I added, “similarly no worries.”“Yeah it won’t,” she replied.

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The New York media world met IRL Monday night for a BuzzFeed-hosted conversation with former congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner at a packed bar not far from BuzzFeed HQ in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. This was the first interview in the BuzzFeed Brews (#buzzfeedbrews) series to take place in New York, and was hosted by Ben Smith, the site’s editor-in-chief. Extremely young guests—I would peg the median age at 26—grabbed eagerly proffered, completely free craft beer and mostly left cold cuts untouched.

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Can Gun Control Go Viral?

StopTheNRA wants to be like BuzzFeed and HuffPost. It has the brains, but that's not enough.

StopTheNRA wants to be like BuzzFeed and HuffPost. It has the brains, but that's not enough.

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Eulogy for the Blog

As the 'Times' moves to eliminate theirs, we should remember its golden age

As the 'Times' moves to eliminate theirs, we should remember their golden age.

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Newspapers in a Time of Need

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

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This is so much more fun than 2008.

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In the era of the 24-hour political satire cycle, writing for Saturday Night Live is harder than ever.

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Before Jimmy Carter's grandson found the secret Romney video, he was a drifting, unmotivated policy researcher. Now, he's found his calling.

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Obama has the votes he needs to win. If Romney can't persuade them to switch sides, then he just has to hope they don't vote.

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