The year is up and running and I’m having lots of fun writing pop culture columns for Kill Your Darlings. My favourite ones to write were about cats and BuzzFeed. Here’s a little peek…
From ‘BuzzFeed Quizzes Understand Me’:
If you use social media regularly – Facebook, in particular – you’ll have completed a BuzzFeed quiz during the past month. Don’t deny it. Even if you didn’t share your results online, deep down you’re still feeling smug because the ‘What Should You Actually Eat For Lunch?’ quiz confirmed that eating ice cream was, in fact, an appropriate meal for your personality type. Or because you’re most similar to 1980s Batman (as opposed to all the other Batmans).
From ‘Cats are Popular and Always Have Been’:
The online cat photo is now officially more popular than the selfie, The Telegraph reported two weeks ago. According to research undertaken by the Three network, 3.8 million cat photos or videos are shared each day by British web users, compared with only 1.4 million selfies. This is unsurprising – whether you like cats or not, it’s likely your Facebook feed is inundated by Lolcats or videos of large cats squeezing themselves into fishbowls at any given time.
So far, I’ve also written about Justin Timberlake, and girl bands, and Justin Bieber going to jail. Next week I’m writing about my fave reality TV show.