๐Ÿ”— Why this 19-year-old BuzzFeed quizmaker will no longer work for free

February 8, 2019 โ˜ผ ๐Ÿ”—


He then referenced one such super-user โ€” a Michigan teen who he says was the siteโ€™s โ€œsecond highest traffic driver worldwide.โ€ โ€œWhen I read that paragraph about, like, me basically โ€ฆ I felt kind of like a weight put on my shoulders, and I kind of felt like, am I one of the reasons all these people lost their jobs?โ€ McMahon said.

Crazy that Buzzfeed has relied on its user-created content for so much traffic. I was always hearing about how Buzzfeed was getting into real journalism and doing good work[^1], but just with the rest of the media world, Iโ€™m sure they know how hard it is to rely on that to pay the bills.

Good for McMahon for taking advantage of the opportunities this has led to for her.