Hipster Runoff

2.28.18

Spring Gives Me Instant Nostalgia for the Hipster Runoff Generation

Surely someone out there shares my passion for those post-recession years in mp3 blog music? Hello????

6.3.16

The Digital Media Bloodbath Isn't Happening

We were told a digital media bloodbath was coming. Instead, two new powerhouses joined the content farm industry.

5.27.16

The Media Vultures Are Circling Yahoo!

#Yahoo!shaming seems like a stretch because it isn’t a particularly interesting company.

5.20.16

Stories About VR Are Boring, But Content Farms Keep Churning Them Out

The cost of calling VR a bogus trend and being wrong are too high.

4.29.16

The Big Box Content Farm Wants to Be Boutique Again

Mass-audience sites are getting angsty as their dragnet audience strategies start to fail.

4.15.16

Facebook Still Controls the Future of Online Media

For media companies, f8 is fate.

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4.8.16

I Can’t Wait to Get All My Content from a Chatbot

Even though I’m not a teenager, I decided to download Kik and interact with some brands.

4.1.16

The Lost Art of the Internet Prank

A conversation with Hipster Runoff's Carles.Buzz about satire, anonymity, and how trolling is replacing the prank.

4.1.16

A Content Farm’s Guide to Winning April Fools' Day

Pranks are perfect content.

3.25.16

6 Depressing Reasons Your Local Newspaper Now Reads Like Buzzfeed

Newspapers aren’t dying, they’re just becoming platforms for new media digital conglomerates.

3.18.16

Gawker Is on Trial for the Sins of the Early Blogosphere

Perhaps the lesson of Gawker is that outside investors sanitize content for the purpose of sustainability.

3.11.16

The Rebranding of 4chan Founder Moot

Digital native Chris Poole rebranded himself. Can he rebrand online anonymity?

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