Distractify is an entertainment media website committed to curating high-quality, sharable content. Since entering the competitive viral web scene in 2013, the company has become one of the fastest growing startups in Austin and a top website for social sharing. Masterminded by Millennial creatives, Distractify publishes attention-grabbing stories on culture, lifestyle, human insight, and current events happening around the world.
For Distractify employees, there is nothing more thrilling or rewarding than releasing content to be enjoyed by the company’s millions of users every day. The company’s interactive entertainment website—with the motto “never waste a click”—is determined to spread fun around the interwebs with feel-good stories that make for positive social experiences online. “Distractify is a place where no one will feel like their time is wasted while they’re wasting their time,” shares intern Laura Cunha. “It’s a little break from the real world.”
Besides making sure that users have positive experiences on the company website, Distractify also aims to create emotional responses through every piece of published content. “[Our] interactive platform is important because it gives the reader a reason to be emotionally attached to the content,” explains Executive Editor Jake Heppner.
Heppner’s editorial objective is to ensure every article Distractify puts out has that special something that grabs readers’ attention and gets people sharing. With those high content standards, he seeks out one-of-a-kind stories that trigger emotional reactions and get media-sharing frenzies going across the web.
Inside the office, Distractify’s employees share a sense of humor. As a company dedicated to lightening up the daily grind, Distractify finds that belly-bursting jokes come naturally with the territory. The company’s many collaborative meetings are filled with awesome laugh-out-loud moments as employees playfully poke fun at one another. Whether you’re online looking at Distractify’s hilarious content or offline working with cheerful co-workers, you’re bound to get a healthy amount of laughter every day.