Mark Marino a professor at the University of Southern California, has published a “listicle” on the popular site Buzzfeedarguing that researchers should write more Buzzfeed-style articles. He is trying to create a new journal BuzzAdemia(Facebook page) to disseminate similar types of scholarship. He argues that such publications can reach a much larger audience of non-academics who would be unlikely to otherwise encounter academic research. Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education
It’s not Buzzfeed, but the videos are pretty great (I love the Domino chain reaction): check out the U of T Escalator sitewhich describes many of the science and engineering outreach activities happening at U of T.