ViralNova has been acquired by Zealot Networks: What happens next will shock you…

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If you spend any time on social media, particularly Facebook, you’ll have come across ViralNova, which has just been acquired by Zealot Networks. The social content site is a dominant force in finding and repackaging stories for clicks. But both the site’s creator, Scott DeLong, and its new parent company – led by Danny Zappin, a former YouTube star turned Maker Studios co-founder (who did well from Disney’s $500m acquisition of the firm) – balk at the term ‘clickbait’, which has stuck to ViralNova from the start. But it’s hard for a property described by New York magazine as the city’s “most cynical,…

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