Buzzfeed Quizes

Lately, I have been noticing  an uprise in buzzfeed quizzes on Facebook that range from “What Disney Princess are you?” to “What alcoholic beverage are you?” to “What color is your inner aura” and “What state should you actually live in?” Other than taking these quizzes, I am unsure how the entire process of making these quizzes occurs. How do answers that relate to your favorite color and food relate to what kind of personality you have or where you should actually hold your place of residence? I wonder if there is a deep psychological analysis that  is actually behind these quizzes. But then that thought stops when the Quiz for “How in Love with Cheese are you?”

This poses the question, of what is the purpose of buzzfeed and other similar platforms is? Of course they are there for our entertainment, but at the end of the day, do you really need to know what kind of cheese you would be if you were cheese? Is that going to impact the decisions you make? The answer is No. But that’s our society. We have made “leisure time” a commodity which is why sites like Buzzfeed, Pintrest, and Tumblr survive. It’s also why video games survive and arguably some television shows and radio stations. We are a consumer based culture that thrives on entertainment. And that entertainment may include  moving and thought-provokinh movies and shows such as 12 Years a Slave and House of Cards,  or it can be a simple quiz that shows “How Big of a Britney Spears Fan Are You?”

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2 comments on “Buzzfeed Quizes

  1. I’m not going to lie, I’m a big sucker for these quizzes. I feel like I’m 11 year old again reading J14 and TeenBop all over again. They’re based on absolutely nothing substantial; often times completely bizarre. I think pop culture and entertainment affects us more than we’d like to admit sometimes.

  2. I’ve noticed an increase in buzz feed quizzes as well. I get sucked into a few of them but usually get bored half way through and don’t finish them and find out “what color I am”.

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