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Our Week In The Web: November 7, 2014

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We wish we had more open-ended web-related reflections to talk to you about today, but instead, what we really want to say to all of our generous listeners and online followers after a hard week for this program is: thank you. Thanks for your support, your kind words and your heartfelt messages. They mean so much to everyone here at On Point and at WBUR, and especially to our host, who is in all of our thoughts in this difficult time. So thank you. The Internet can sometimes be a cruel place, but when you rally around together like this community has, it can make all the difference in the world.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (October 31, 2014 — November 7, 2014)

1. They Ain't No Hollaback Girls: The Realities Of Street Harassment (November 3, 2014)

2. 2014 Midterm Elections: Unpacking The Results (November 5, 2014)

3. China Takes US Aim In A War Of Words (November 4, 2014)

4. Week In The News: Midterms, Ebola And Mayor Tom Menino (October 31, 2014)

5. Fall Into Awards Season Movies (October 31, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"It's always easier in the Senate minority to maintain unity." — Karen Tumulty 

"I've got a rhinoceros beetle crawling up my arm, right now." — Doug Emlem

"Letting your mom beat your word count? You definitely don't want that to happen." — Chris Baty

"I really don't think men are just super-sexual beings who can't control themselves." — Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

"Side benefit of being a guest on @OnPointRadio from Pittsburgh: you get to visit the studio Mr. Rogers called home." — Constantine Samaras

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

"I'm beating my mom, @L2quest in word count! But she did beat me last year...#Iwillgetthere" (@mrsstegenga)

"Do I expect the next great novel to come out of a NaNoWriMo effort - nope - that does not mean it couldn't happen. Truth is - any effort that promotes unplugging from Minecraft and your netflix stream to stretch your imagination and let your mind take a long walk down a path you have never traveled is a great thing !" (Lisa Renee)

"Ooooh it's getting geeky. 'Acoustical weapons' from animals I AM IN HEAVEN. I AM SO ENTERTAINED. I LOVE THIS. I AM SQUEALING." (@8baozhou)

"I have a hard time referring to pasta as a noodle! I typically reserve "noodle" for Pan Asian cuisine and "pasta" for Italian cuisine ...very interesting story!" (Louisa J. Hext)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This nifty interactive infographic that lets you figure out how many members of the incoming US Congress resemble your personal background. (The Guardian US)

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