Media Monday

NYMag might be on to something though, considering BuzzFeed Reaches More Than 130 Million Unique Visitors In November. Joel Pavelski at the New York Post explained that’s “up 350% over 2012.” Matthew Zeitlin at BuzzFeed tweeted this quote from BuzzFeed’s story: "More people visited BuzzFeed in November than in the first four years of the site’s existence.” Carl Quintanilla from CNBC added: “Last week, @jonsteinberg testified on @CNBC to the power of $FB. Today,@BuzzFeed's traffic backs it up.”

For a different look at traffic trends, Farhad Manjoo at the Wall Street Journal writes Why Everyone Will Totally Read This Column. Megan Hess at Mashable explained: “How a @Gawker editor predicts virality: ‘Within 15 sec, I know whether an item is going to work.’” Michael Rondon with Folio and Expo Magazines called it, “The anti-data approach to going viral.” Melissa Jeltsen at MSNBC said, “‘He posts only about a dozen items a day.’ Only?”

Congrats to TIME for being the first publication to put out their best of the year list: It’s their Picks the Best Photos of 2013. Vaughn Wallace there tweeted: “The Top 10 Photos of 2013, feat. @DanielEtterFoto @mosaaberizing@TylerHicksPhoto @philippe_lopez @pvanagtmael.” Colleague Samantha Grossman suggested: “Definitely worth clicking through all of them.” Cassandra Vinograd at the Associated Press called it an, “Incredible collection.” Enjoli Liston at the Independent agreed: “Remarkable collection of pictures of the year.” Humeyra Pamuk at Reuters added, “The legendary photo of #Turkish summer protests taken by @DanielEtterFoto among top 10 pictures of 2013 by TIME.” Blake Hounshell at Politico isn’t ready to look back and wrote, “Already?”

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