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Sideboob of Shame

The Huffington Post has a whole section devoted to sideboobs. What more to add?

The Huffington Post, the online news and aggregation behemoth owned by Greek heiress Arianna Huffington, has a sideboob vertical. That is, it has a part of it's website dedicated to sideboobs: pictures of breasts (largely, we imagine, women's breasts), from the side. 

Sample headlines: 

PHOTO: Miley Cyrus Flashes Side Boob, Talks Sex Scenes & Losing Her Virginity, PHOTOS: Gwyneth Shows Off Some Sideboob In Sheer DressPHOTOS: Miley Cyrus Flashes Major Side Boob (seriously, there are twelve stories on the front page and three of them are about the 19-year-old pop sensation).

Basically, if you've worn a backless dress that's a bit too loose, you've probably exposed sideboob.

The section, with the URL (yes, it's filed under "news", at least in the address. It's under "entertainment" in the main hierarchy), isn't technically a vertical in HuffPo's own parlance. They reserve that term for the absolute top-level divisions of politics, world, sport and so on:

Instead, the site refers to it as a "big news" page, identifiable by the big name of the page along the top:

Which means that sideboob isn't as important as, say "politics" or "style", but is instead at the same level as "drug violence":

or "Barack Obama":


The web will eat itself.

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.