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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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You will find several listicles from various sources and one thing these lists have in common is the number one most difficult subject: Physics.
They are joined by a junior reporter really an unpaid intern tasked with writing listicles, played by a winning Kathryn Newton who helps them get to the bottom of the mystery using shoe leather and guile.
I was no longer drowning in listicles of IUD disasters!
Listicles should still have quality ideas and valuable content.
Jonah Peretti's BuzzFeed and Shane Smith's Vice were built on the premise they could attract young, cool audiences with viral listicles and edgy videos, which in turn would entice advertisers eager to reach this elusive audience.
You wouldn't be reading chummy "Eleven times Eni Aluko was all of us showing up to work hungover" listicles either.
Listicles and click-bait may have run their course.
Their approach has been multi-faceted, partnering with Buzzfeed and Gawker to create share-worthy listicles indirectly related to their product, as well as tactical partnerships with TV networks to promote their 'here to help life go right' slogan and integrating their brand values into the narrative itself.
TAiLS & toys will be regularly updated with product listings, photo galleries, listicles, interactive quizzes, videos and even feature stories about amazing pets and the products that they love.
They're also almost always accompanied by preproduced shareable content like videos, infographics and listicles.
It is joined in this endeavor by cacophony of Twitter, the microtargeting of a neighborhood blog, Buzzfeed listicles, an endless stream of commentary on cable television, the vast reservoir of formally secret documents housed by WikiLeaks, and a multitude of other sites that also tell us the news of the day.
Scrolling through phones looking at 'listicles' (not a word five years ago), or pictures from 'influencers' (not a word five years ago) being paid to tell you that this dress is nice to wear to that free holiday they've been on, and you might want to do it while wearing this face cream they've been given a complimentary crate of would never catch on, surely.
There are entire galleries, video clips and listicles dedicated to their physical similarities.
Inspired by places like this, last June a flurry of "clickbait listicles" hit the Korean expat blogosphere, encouraging ghost tourism to Jeju.