Or have been for some time.
Yes, it’s kinda tacky. Internet snack food. And I’ll be obliged to write in detailed narrative, if only for myself. But when time or a perfect transition sentence is absent, a listicle isn’t bad.
My internet news addiction probably only spans a few years, and in that time I’ve been a fan of Susannah Breslin. In her pieces at Forbes woman, she basically writes in bullet points.
As far as content, listicles are an oblique tool in search optimization. There’s probably a million dollar idea out there that will be realized with a good listicle method. I wouldn’t mind knowing what that idea is.