Friday, October 18th, 2013

Are These The Worst Sites On The Internet?

We have new rankings in the Wow This Website Is Abominably And Panderingly Stupid list—with a huge upset in the number one slot!

9. Gawker Dot Com
8. Probably a tie between The Bustle and The Daily Caller and The Blaze and Tumblr
7. Twitter Dot Com
6. Twitchy Dot Com
5. The Traffic-Getting Half of BuzzFeeᴅ Dot Com That Is Manipulative And Gross (Well?)
4. Elite Daily Dot Com
3. Weather Dot Com
2. Upworthy Dot Com
1. Viral Nova Dot Com

It's a crazy day when Business Insider can't even make this list. Thought Catalog? MORE LIKE PULITZER CATALOG.

Congratulations, Viral Nova! You're HORRIFIC, ILLITERATE and MONSTROUS. You're also named V I R A L N O V A. Which is hilarious! (via and via)

23 Comments / Post A Comment

ianmac47 (#218,037)

Nothing like a "Pot calling the kettle black" article to start the morning.

@ianmac47 omg my pot is so filthy :)

jolie (#16)

@Choire Sicha@facebook CHOIRE! I CAN HEAR YOU, YOU KNOW. (Baking soda & boiling water will take care of that filthy pot, pet.)

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@jolie I usually just use an album cover (preferably a gatefold) and a credit card, but I'll try baking soda next time.

lbf (#2,343)

JESUS. I thought the only worse thing than Upworthy would be "a conservative Upworthy", but then V/I/R/A/L/N/O/V/A just swoops in and it's like "WOW, NOT EVEN CLOSE".

allyzay (#321)

@lbf I have a friend who just discovered Upworthy and keeps spamming my Facebook feed with "inspiring" "feminist" fluff and I finally had to respond "grow up" and feel guilty but what the hell.


ianmac47 (#218,037)

@Choire Sicha@facebook Yeah, but Upworthy is just pulling content I've already seen. Viral Nova might be stupid, but at least its stupid content I haven't seen yet.

Fuck you for introducing me to v i r a l n o v a. Seriously, right in the ear.

allyzay (#321)

Oh my god thank you for introducing me to Viral Nova. That website is like every single work/high school/college friend that I've drifted away from but stay "in touch with" via Facebook, all of whom are fans of posting statuses of the "Only 3% of people will have the nerve to repost this truth…" variety, all got together and made their own website!!!!

jolie (#16)

@allyzay This headline just made me cry with laughter: His Wife Packs His Lunch Every Day. What’s Inside Makes Him Fall In Love Day After Day.

libmas (#231)

@jolie Is it lunch? Because that would do it, I think.

JW Mason (#10,308)

Gawker isn't so bad as long as you never, ever read anything by Neetzan Zimmerman. Viral nova looks like it could be Neetzan Zimmerman dot com.

BadUncle (#153)

Until this very moment, I lived a life of blissful ignorance of Viral Nova. Do they have fluffy bunnies? Because, really, all I want is fluffy bunnies.

NinetyNine (#98)

Is this a post or a memo to Shankman about developing sponsored content opportunities?

KarenUhOh (#19)

I don't know this Viral Nova thing nor will I ever because I think you killed it.

So you have that to put on your tombstone pizza.

steebd (#250,408)

Can I take a hot second to plug the best twettar dot com microblogger please?

thanks bye

hockeymom (#143)

I really wish I hadn't clicked on Viral Nova. Actual headlines:

"Her Husband Is Dead and She's Keeping a Painful Secret From The Person Closest To Her."
(My guess: Urinary Infection)

"I Don't Think I've Ever Cried This Hard. And It Was Just A 15 Year Old Boy's Words That Did It."
(My guess: He told the author he ran over the family dog)

"I've Seen Lots of Farms and NOTHING Comes Close To This One. I Want to Visit So Bad."
(My guess: They grow nude supermodels)

"This Dog Was Alone At Death's Door. Everyone Ignored Her…Until This Happened."
(My guess: Someone opened the damn door)

Kevin Knox (#4,475)

@hockeymom "They grow nude supermodels" has made me laugh to the point of tears, and I think I'm going to close all tabs for the day because nothing will top that for a while.

Tom Breen@twitter (#242,564)

Was this secretly an ad for Viral Nova? Because, if so … bravo/damn you.

EllieK (#232,619)

Upworthy is painful, but I never knew about Viral Nova. I visited today. There isn't any nova at Viral Nova. This entry rivals Gawker, in its own uniquely awful way.

Recall that Gawker raised a bounty of $200,000 (using crowd funding platform IndieGoGo) to buy a video that supposedly revealed the mayor of Toronto in flagrante delicto. In comparison to that, Rupert Murdoch is immaculate.

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