BuzzFeed, the curator of all things viral on the www, fired Mark "Copyranter" Duffy last month after employing him for a year and a half. And he did not go quietly. In a new article on Gawker titled "Top 10 Best Ever WTF OMG Reasons BuzzFeed Fired Me, LOL!", Duffy pulls no punches.
He reveals that he took a $43,000 annual pay cut to leave the agency world, worked as many as 70 hours a week for BuzzFeed, ranked seventh out of about 100 writers for traffic—and yet was canned anyway over "creative differences."