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listicle

An article constructed in the form of a list. The word is a portmanteau of "list" and "article." Wow, do people have such small attention spans these days that every article needs to be a listicle?
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* UNPREDICTABLE LISTICLE: A listicle, but not the usual kind.
A listicle is plodding, whether it pretends to levity or portentousness.
A listicle is an article split into a few distinct pieces.
Each item in a listicle is accompanied by an image, often a tiny video clip that continually replays.
RUTH GRAHAMRecently, a listicle started proliferating on my Facebook page, as listicles are wont to do.
I sifted through Buzzfeed's Politics section to see if I could find another example of a listicle providing useful information and context on a current event, and I was surprised to only find "(http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/these-republicans-who-want-to-limit-food-stamps-represent-a) These Republicans Who Want To Limit Food Stamps Represent A Lot Of Food Stamp Recipients ," which is basically just a chart.