Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014

It certainly has been a bit of a time since the last our roundup of digital digressions. A week of rebroadcasts — like the one we had from July 14 to July 18 — certainly makes for a rather boring week of web content. No new guests, few new social media interactions and nothing but a lot of depressing news to digest at the end of it all. But we're back on board this week, even if regular captain / host Tom Ashbrook is still out to sea for the time being. (He returns Monday). Our main point of interest this week is misplaced comments and misdirected ire. Some of you left angry notes on several different pages wondering where the Nickel Creek hour originally scheduled for Thursday, July 24 at 11 am disappeared to. The most egregious of those comments were left immediately to the left of a blog post explaining just exactly where that hour went. Our advice in this regard is simple: look around! We've said it before in regards to Facebook and Twitter comments, but the same applies to our main asset pages as well. You might think something is missing, or misplaced, or disappeared, but in all likelihood, the asset you're looking for isn't even hiding: it's still right there. Before leaving an angry question or remark about a piece of web content, make sure the thing you're seeking isn't nearby. Everyone wins, especially you.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (July 18 — July 25 )

1. Week In The News: Middle East Violence, Plane Crash In Ukraine, Immigration At Home (July 18, 2014)

2. A Deeper Look At The Israel-Gaza Conflict (July 22, 2014)

3. Unpacking The Geo-Politics Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 (July 21, 2014)

4. Senator Bernie Sanders: A Real 2016 Contender? (July 21, 2014)

5. Why Come North? A Panel Discussion On US Immigration Policy ( July 23, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"Pie is pretty hip." — Renee McLeod

"I think I demonstrate that the reset worked." — Hillary Clinton

"What is happening now is not an immigration, crisis, it's a refugee crisis.' — Fermin Vasquez 

"If we don't bring about a political revolution...we are going to see this country move to an oligarchic form of government." — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

"The classic political pie on the table and rhetorically is, of course, apple pie."  -- Marla Romash 

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"For those of you who tuned in to hear @NickelCreek on @OnPointRadio, we are absolutely SLAYING drinking coffee in front of this U-89..." (@ChrisThile)

"All i know is that my grandma was a pie person, and that's all I need to know." (Richard J. Preston)

"@MicheleQuMartin I can't believe @OnPointRadio had a whole thing about pie but they're cancelling your show! Boo #NPR! #indignation." (@theRobdotcom)

"Attack ads just writing themselves." (@Manishka78)

"@JohnJHarwood Your producers are nuts! Bring it over here, we'll call it whatever you want!" (@cartalk)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This imminently useful and remarkably entertaining search function that digs through more than 160 years of New York Times word usage. (New York Times / NYT Labs)


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