Curated content & mainstream list articles

Cafebiz translates from BI.
BI copies and edits from Quora.
Greatist and Lifehack copy each other.

So many articles are curated content. Fresh and original content now is shared for free in social networks and picked to be remixed by media in one way or another.

Media is full of “how to be successful” list articles. The formula is:

1. Use short, defining, upbeat sentences. (Which gives an impression of affirmation or credibility)
2. Pick some good traits of people and get deep on how those traits can improve our lives.
3. Insert some famous names (“See if it works for Tony Robin or Bill Gates, it must be true”). It’s like the way Trung Nguyen use famous name to market their coffee (“Napoleon drinks coffee therefore…”). #.#

Reading those feels good, but that’s it.

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