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  • Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet

    Nieman Journalism Lab - 05/19/2015

    “If you think BuzzFeed invented the listicle, you haven’t spent enough time with 19th-century newspapers, because they’re everywhere.”

    That’s Ryan Cordell, a Northeastern University professor who researches virality in 19th-century newspapers, during a talk he gave recently at MIT.

     

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