Penny Stocks: Highly speculative stocks that cost less than a dollar, used by Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the Wolf of Wall Street in order to build his fortune. Commonly seen as a sucker’s bet.
BuzzFeed Quizzes: Practically randomly generated quizzes that use questions nonsensical questions to figure out unrelated answers. Generally seen as the most annoying thing on Facebook.
In it, we see Leonardo DiCaprio’s character replaced by an actor impersonating Jonah Peretti, the founder of BuzzFeed, who is joined by a Saturday Night Live worthy Jonah Hill impersonator.
“You show me a blog post with 72 thousand hits on it, I quit my job right now and come work for you.”
You know all those lists and quizzes you love and/or hate? The ones filling up your Facebook wall with things like ” The 100 Ways You TOTALLY Killed Your Tamagotchi!” “The Top 10 DUMBEST BuzzFeed Lists” and “How Many Justin Biebers Could You Take In A Fight?” well, lets just say the trailer talks about them.
Do you think lists and or quizzes are the penny stocks of the internet?
Author: Ian DeMartino
Ian DeMartino is a Technology, Political and Sports Junkie who only wishes he had more time to devote to each subject. When Ian isn’t saving puppies or brokering peace deals in the Middle East, he can usually be found tinkering with electronics or playing video games. Check out his blog at http://techippie.net/