PandoMonthly NYC with Jonah Peretti Post-Event Recap

By Nathaniel Mott , written on September 20, 2012

From The News Desk

We've wrapped up another PandoMonthly New York, with BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti joining our own Sarah Lacy to talk about what it means for content to go viral, his belief that human curation is more important than SEO in the age of the social Web, and why he believes that BuzzFeed can support both investigative journalism and light-hearted slideshows with the same enthusiasm.

Peretti veered slightly off course throughout the night as he and Sarah discussed Mormons and Jews, a conversation that had the entire audience laughing in their seats. He also chatted a bit about his viral fame before joining the Huffington Post, including the Rejection Hotline and a gag blog called "Black People Love Us". All told, this event stuck with what is fast becoming a PandoMonthly New York tradition of cracking a few lot of jokes while offering insights into the New York tech and media ecosystems.

The full video of the event is available for streaming below. Sponsorships help keep the ticket prices low, so if you’re interested in sponsoring one of these events email Jeanne Logozzo at Jeanne(at)