Buzzfeed is one of the most premptive websites for news and memes. Those two things may seem counter-intuitive, but somehow the online publication has managed to turn this business model into a global brand, breaking such important stories as the Christopher Steele Dossier while simultaneously giving you all the funny cat content that you need.
While other publications are shuttering their print editions in favor of moving entirely online, Buzzfeed is doing the opposite. They're going retro and launching a print version.
Check out the best of the internet... in print!
Get your BuzzFeed newspaper in NYC today for all the best of the internet without the internet! https://t.co/xklQOjTLJB— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed)1551879607.0
Buzzfeed editor Brandon Hardin handed out the print edition on the streets of NYC.
Handed out copies of a newspaper in Union Square today because PRINT BUZZFEED https://t.co/F8SHxEqp7H— Brandon Hardin (@Brandon Hardin)1551882053.0
Check out what the inside looks like!
This @BuzzFeed newspaper thing is hilarious. 1. The NYC local knowledge page is so spot on. I wish someone had ha… https://t.co/BZARkuGRVX— Sue Márquez (@Sue Márquez)1551883772.0
They even managed to give us the most important gifs in print form.
Confident @BuzzFeed is the first outlet to print a gif in a newspaper, we are rocket scientists https://t.co/CqW5CYydMc— Tom Namako (@Tom Namako)1551881209.0
The print edition is currently only available at three locations in Manhattan.
.@BuzzFeed testing new technology and unveiling one-time Newspaper, showcasing the latest news stories and favorite… https://t.co/GHUeZ5xDuT— Rachel Abrahams (@Rachel Abrahams)1551883150.0
People were here for it.
The @BuzzFeed newspaper looks exactly how I’d expect a BuzzFeed newspaper to look... and i really love it https://t.co/jGxtltHH6n— Mitchell Parton 🔜 PAX East (@Mitchell Parton 🔜 PAX East)1551885661.0
I appreciate @BuzzFeed releasing a newspaper!! https://t.co/UUy0JQnlMH— it's me (@it's me)1551888228.0
@BuzzFeedNewsArt @BuzzFeed @kelseyrushing @ebencom @Benkothe @bubaczery I need this!— Jeff Hash (@Jeff Hash)1551896392.0
@BuzzFeedNewsArt @BuzzFeed @kelseyrushing @ebencom @Benkothe @bubaczery @tinoluna print isn’t dead yet!— Tony Smith (@Tony Smith)1551912320.0
Though others couldn't resist quips about the recently reported layoffs at the digital media giant.
@BuzzFeedNewsArt @BuzzFeed @kelseyrushing @ebencom @Benkothe @bubaczery You can’t have a print newspaper until you’… https://t.co/oEuljQV3g8— HOPEY (@HOPEY)1551897235.0
people got laid off from buzzfeed so they could make an alt-weekly lookin ass newspaper?— Linear Calzone Li'l 🌳 (@Linear Calzone Li'l 🌳)1551888110.0
silly buzzfeed, you’re supposed to have the newspaper FIRST, then lay off all your most talented staffers…how embarrassing!!!!— Jon Eiseman (@Jon Eiseman)1551885782.0
But many were still excited.
BuzzFeed made a newspaper and I’m back in print https://t.co/PNsAe1cdOX— Lauren Strapagiel 🦇 (@Lauren Strapagiel 🦇)1551884632.0
So far the BuzzFeed newspaper seems to be a big hit among the "employees at other digital media companies" demographic— Bob Al-Greene 🤓 (@Bob Al-Greene 🤓)1551889050.0
Excuse us while we run out to get our copy!