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Brain/Heart Matrix: May Round-Up

Find out which BuzzFeed stories from May blew up on Twitter (the brain of the internet) and Facebook (the heart).

Posted on June 24, 2013, at 1:22 p.m. ET

If Twitter is the brain of the social web — lots of chatter, commentary, and argument — then Facebook is the heart — a place for liking, sharing, and emotions. BuzzFeed analyzed a selection of top posts from May to find out what percent of their traffic came from Twitter and what percent came from Facebook. Above, our Brain/Heart Matrix.

Both Brainy And Heartfelt

The top-right quartile

27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class

“You know, I don’t even see you as black.”

Facebook Still Doesn’t Consider Rape Jokes To Be Hate Speech

The #FBrape hashtag is currently petitioning brands to put pressure on Facebook to remove images promoting rape and sexual assault. WARNING: This post contains graphic content. UPDATE: Facebook has responded to criticism that they were not treating rape advocacy as hate speech.

What It’s Really Like To Shop At IKEA

Damn you, Sweden.

31 Signs You’ve Been A Teacher Too Long

Spit out your gum, please. Inside voices. IS THAT A CELL PHONE I SEE?!

Brainy But Not Heartfelt

The top-left quartile

George Takei Responds To "Traditional" Marriage Fans

The legendary George Takei responds in the best way possible to the protesters who gathered during March Prop 8/DOMA hearings outside the Supreme Court. BuzzFeed went there to ask them to express their opinions on a pad of paper; now George is weighing in. Can he be any more amazing?

Why Amish Teens Love Facebook

For many Amish teens, Rumspringa means hard partying, dating, cars — and Facebook. So much for “What happens in Rumspringa stays in Rumspringa.”

Hillary Clinton Is Missing From Twitter

The possible frontrunner for president in 2016 has never tweeted — and the people around her are barely familiar with the medium. “Where in the world is Philippe?”

Why Did Jodon Romero Kill Himself On Live Television?

Last September, a car chase through Arizona turned from afternoon diversion to tragedy to referendum on media ethics, but lost in the noise was any sense of who was on the run or why. This is the story behind the spectacle.

Heartfelt But Not Brainy

The bottom-right quartile

The Sexiest Party Schools In The Country

Because academics aren’t everything.

33 High School Students Suspended For Twerking

More lives ruined by twerking! When will the madness stop?!

26 Signs You Were A College Radio DJ

Because other college clubs just weren’t alternative enough for you.

What It’s Like Shopping At Forever 21

You know you probably shouldn’t do it. But you do it.

Neither Brainy Nor Heartfelt

The bottom-left quartile

The 23 Most Perfect Foods In The Universe

We celebrate these heroes today because they refuse to conform. Because they Will Not cave to the pressure of social norms. Because they are just too special.

This Baseball GIF Will Obliterate Your Brain

Breaking down the true wizardry of pitchers.

The Footage Of Reese Witherspoon Being Arrested Is Fantastic

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, it is better than I had dared hope. Now updated with yet another video!

Abercrombie’s Preppy Police Enforce Rules for Staffers’ Clothes, Internal Documents Show

The company’s casual style is actually based on a rigid behind-the-scenes employee dress code, including four-step guides to cuffing jeans and scrunching sleeves. The rules.

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