How Buzzfeed Made 18 posts out of One Miley Cyrus Performance

by bisonmessink

Miley Cyrus VMA'

According to Buzzfeed, Miley Cyrus need only look at this photo, but the rest of us need to see 18 separate posts.

A lot of attention was paid today to CNN’s page A1 coverage of Miley Cyrus, but check out Buzzfeed. The Internet giant used 14 writers to produce no fewer than 18 posts about Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance.

Buzzfeed basically is to the Internet what CNN is to television: both networks find the most buzzed-about story of the day, and reproduce it in style and substance to appeal to the widest number of Americans.

Here are the 7 different ways CNN’s 18 posts attacked this particular story:

1. Shoehorn Another Piece of Pop Culture Into Story Of The Day (9 posts)
Did Miley Cyrus Get Her Hairdo From Orange Is The New Black?
Twitter Mourns The Death Of Hannah Montana After Last Night’s VMAs
Miley Cyrus Looks Exactly Like Angelica’s Doll Cynthia From “Rugrats”
Hank And Marie Of “Breaking Bad” React To Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance
Miley Cyrus Twerks On Famous Paintings
Mika Brzezinski: “Pathetic” And “Disgusting” Miley Cyrus Has An Eating Disorder
Will Smith’s Family Reacting To Miley Cyrus Is Perfect [Updated]
The 6 Sweetest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ “Hannah Montana” Audition Tape
22 Things Miley Cyrus Looked Like At The 2013 VMAs

2. GIFs! (6)
Taylor Swift Couldn’t Handle Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke’s VMAs Performance
Hank And Marie Of “Breaking Bad” React To Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance
This One Photo Of Rihanna Sums Up How Everyone Felt About Miley Cyrus Twerking At The VMAs
The 15 Weirdest And Craziest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance
Will Smith’s Family Reacting To Miley Cyrus Is Perfect [Updated]
The 6 Sweetest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ “Hannah Montana” Audition Tape

3. Republish Someone Else’s Reaction/Opinion (6)
Taylor Swift Couldn’t Handle Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke’s VMAs Performance
Twitter Mourns The Death Of Hannah Montana After Last Night’s VMAs
Is It Sexist To Trash Miley Cyrus’ Bizarre VMAs Performance?
This One Photo Of Rihanna Sums Up How Everyone Felt About Miley Cyrus Twerking At The VMAs
Mika Brzezinski: “Pathetic” And “Disgusting” Miley Cyrus Has An Eating Disorder
Will Smith’s Family Reacting To Miley Cyrus Is Perfect [Updated]

4. The Listicle (6)
7 Frequently Asked Questions About Twerking You’re Dying To Know The Answers To
This One Photo Of Rihanna Sums Up How Everyone Felt About Miley Cyrus Twerking At The VMAs
The 15 Weirdest And Craziest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance
The One Image Miley Cyrus Needs To See
The 6 Sweetest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ “Hannah Montana” Audition Tape
22 Things Miley Cyrus Looked Like At The 2013 VMAs

5. Ask A Question (3)
Miley Cyrus On The Red Carpet At The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (Fab or Drab)
Did Miley Cyrus Get Her Hairdo From Orange Is The New Black?
Is It Sexist To Trash Miley Cyrus’ Bizarre VMAs Performance?

6. Look-a-Likes (3)
Did Miley Cyrus Get Her Hairdo From Orange Is The New Black?
Miley Cyrus Looks Exactly Like Angelica’s Doll Cynthia From “Rugrats”
22 Things Miley Cyrus Looked Like At The 2013 VMAs

7. “Analysis” (2)
MTV Made The VMAs Matter Again
This Is Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was A Failure

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