Hipster Runoff

Opinion

The Digital Media Bloodbath Isn't Happening

We were told a digital media bloodbath was coming. Instead, two new powerhouses joined the content farm industry.
Carles Buzz
6.3.16
Opinion

The Media Vultures Are Circling Yahoo!

#Yahoo!shaming seems like a stretch because it isn’t a particularly interesting company.
Carles Buzz
5.27.16
Opinion

Stories About VR Are Boring, But Content Farms Keep Churning Them Out

The cost of calling VR a bogus trend and being wrong are too high.
Carles Buzz
5.20.16
Opinion

The Big Box Content Farm Wants to Be Boutique Again

Mass-audience sites are getting angsty as their dragnet audience strategies start to fail.
Carles Buzz
4.29.16
Facebook

Facebook Still Controls the Future of Online Media

For media companies, f8 is fate.
Carles Buzz
4.15.16
Opinion

I Can’t Wait to Get All My Content from a Chatbot

Even though I’m not a teenager, I decided to download Kik and interact with some brands.
Carles Buzz
4.8.16
Satire

The Lost Art of the Internet Prank

A conversation with Hipster Runoff's Carles.Buzz about satire, anonymity, and how trolling is replacing the prank.
Brian Merchant
4.1.16
Opinion

A Content Farm’s Guide to Winning April Fools' Day

Pranks are perfect content.
Carles Buzz
4.1.16
Carles

6 Depressing Reasons Your Local Newspaper Now Reads Like Buzzfeed

Newspapers aren’t dying, they’re just becoming platforms for new media digital conglomerates.
Carles Buzz
3.25.16
Opinion

Gawker Is on Trial for the Sins of the Early Blogosphere

Perhaps the lesson of Gawker is that outside investors sanitize content for the purpose of sustainability.
Carles Buzz
3.18.16
Opinion

The Rebranding of 4chan Founder Moot

Digital native Chris Poole rebranded himself. Can he rebrand online anonymity?
Carles Buzz
3.11.16
Culture

We All Live in Silicon Somewhere

Why do we even need to believe that there is a new Silicon Valley?
Carles Buzz
3.4.16
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