Listicle

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In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article.wikipedia
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In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article. The word is a portmanteau derived from list and article.

BuzzFeed

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Some websites, such as BuzzFeed, generate hundreds of listicles daily.
Originally known for online quizzes, "listicles", and pop culture articles, the company has grown into a global media and technology company, providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals, and business.

Journalism

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In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article.

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In journalism and blogging, a listicle is a short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article.

Cardinal numeral

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A typical listicle will prominently feature a cardinal number in its title, with subsequent subheadings within the text itself reflecting this schema.

Conceptual model

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A typical listicle will prominently feature a cardinal number in its title, with subsequent subheadings within the text itself reflecting this schema.

Portmanteau

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The word is a portmanteau derived from list and article.

Enumeration

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The word is a portmanteau derived from list and article.

Popsicle (brand)

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It has also been suggested that the word evokes "popsicle", emphasising the fun but "not too nutritious" nature of the listicle.

Rolling Stone

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A ranked listicle (such as Rolling Stones "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years") implies a qualitative judgement, conveyed by the order of the topics within the text.

Countdown

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These are often presented in countdown order, and the "Number One" item is the last in the sequence.

YouTube

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For example, one can construct a listicle by adding captions to YouTube clips.

Anil Dash

The blogger and technologist Anil Dash has disparaged the proliferation of listicles, particularly within the blogosphere, characterizing them in 2006 as the "geek equivalents of Cosmo coverlines".

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The blogger and technologist Anil Dash has disparaged the proliferation of listicles, particularly within the blogosphere, characterizing them in 2006 as the "geek equivalents of Cosmo coverlines".

Cosmopolitan (magazine)

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The covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Men's Journal regularly sport at least one, if not several listicles.

Men's Journal

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The covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Men's Journal regularly sport at least one, if not several listicles.

List of Facebook features

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In 2009 postings in the format "25 Random Things About Me" became an internet phenomenon, starting on Facebook but spreading to the broader web, and attracting considerable media coverage in the process.

Internet meme

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In 2009 postings in the format "25 Random Things About Me" became an internet phenomenon, starting on Facebook but spreading to the broader web, and attracting considerable media coverage in the process.

Facebook

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In 2009 postings in the format "25 Random Things About Me" became an internet phenomenon, starting on Facebook but spreading to the broader web, and attracting considerable media coverage in the process.

Steven Poole

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Steven Poole has suggested the form has literary precursors like Jorge Luis Borges's "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", and compares it to more high-art versions like Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists, a book composed entirely of lists.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Steven Poole has suggested the form has literary precursors like Jorge Luis Borges's "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", and compares it to more high-art versions like Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists, a book composed entirely of lists.

The Analytical Language of John Wilkins

Steven Poole has suggested the form has literary precursors like Jorge Luis Borges's "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", and compares it to more high-art versions like Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists, a book composed entirely of lists.

Umberto Eco

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Steven Poole has suggested the form has literary precursors like Jorge Luis Borges's "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", and compares it to more high-art versions like Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists, a book composed entirely of lists.

The Infinity of Lists

Steven Poole has suggested the form has literary precursors like Jorge Luis Borges's "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", and compares it to more high-art versions like Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists, a book composed entirely of lists.