Listicles are articles for THIS generation. They are in list form, are right to the point, and even use pictures! Many listicles have titles such as “Top 10 Life-Changing Things To Try In 2016“. According to Nyree McKenzie of Thought Bubble, listicles can cover a wide range of things such as
“facts, tips, quotations, examples…opinions, and research.”
While listicles can be found on many different sites, the most common website where you
are able to find listicles is BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed is a website where their
“greatest hits connect with people on a massive scale, and play a significant role in connecting people to each other. We are best known for exploding watermelons, The Dress, Tasty, award-winning news investigations, quizzes, and lists.“
Anyone can create a BuzzFeed account and quickly create listicles of their own. They are extremely easy to make and have three different options for the set up, either plain list, numbered, or countdown. Plain list is an option that just lists things, but they are not numbered. If using the option “numbered,” than your list will appear in number order (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4…). If you are using the option countdown, than your list will countdown numbers (i.e. 10, 9, 8, 7…). On my BuzzFeed account, I created a listicle titled “Top 10 Reasons to Become a Teacher“. This listicle is meant to be a funny one, listing ten different silly reasons that one would want to become a teacher using the numbered form. Clearly by what is being said and the tone of what is being said, the reader would be able to understand that it is meant to be a joke and not a serious listicle. I also created a listicle titles “Top 10 Reasons Why Growing Up In The 90’s Was Awesome“. In this listicle, I listed ten different things that made growing up in the 90’s great. I listed things such as the cartoons, Tamagotchis, and Lisa Frank using the numbered order as well.