#1 The first thing on the list is usually worth posting, but not always.
#2 Because it’s a list, people will stick with it for a little while in case it gets better.
#3 Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post now insist that all news items are required to be ordered as a list – FACT!
#4 Putting FACT! after an item makes it true. Possibly.
#5 The average attention span of people reading numbered lists on the internet is 5 items.
#6 Unless number 5 is funny, which in this case it isn’t. So if you have read this you are above average – way to go you!
#7 Err… I better put a picture of a cat here.
#8 Using the # symbol is a way of letting Americans know that the next symbol is going to be a number.
#9 If you don’t put the # symbol, some people will think they are reading actual journalism.
#10 The feeling of deflation when you get to the end of the list and realise that nothing in the list is funnier that item 1 is called Buzzfeeditis.
10 things you should know about numbered lists on the Internet:
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#1 The first thing on the list is usually worth posting, but not always.Posted 3 years ago #
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