Well, recently the internet has been taken by storm by articles such as: "20 Ways To Subtly...", "5 Things to Watch...", "15 things only a Pakistani..." etc,.

So, what do you call such features?

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    I'm really tempted to say clickbait. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but there's a significant amount of overlap with what you're looking for. – SomethingDark Jul 14 '16 at 10:54
  • @SomethingDark Well, thank you for for telling me about clickbait, but, pus videos, articles objectifying women; they all form part of such a big family. – Abdur Rahman Jul 14 '16 at 10:57

Listicle 'an article structured in the form of a list, typically having some additional content relating to each item'

The word is of relatively recent coinage and is a portmanteau from 'list' and 'article'.
(In my experience, usage is often slightly derogatory, but I have no cite for that.)

  • So, is this the generally accepted term? – Abdur Rahman Jul 14 '16 at 10:52
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    27-year-old American here, never heard that word in my life. – SomethingDark Jul 14 '16 at 10:53
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    It is a term which I am familiar with in British English. As I say, it is a recent coinage, and it may turn out not to have staying power, but it is current and easy to find a definition for if you encountered it in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listicle – Spagirl Jul 14 '16 at 11:34
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    30-year old American here, I hear this word all the time. – Kevin Workman Jul 14 '16 at 13:41
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    @stevesliva I'm 52 and in Scotland, I discovered Buzzfeed about a month ago :-/ – Spagirl Jul 14 '16 at 19:50

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