Our Week In The Web: Feb. 14, 2014
On Point Radio is experimenting with illustrated story pitches as a way to brighten up our work space. Here, a historically inaccurate picture of Edward Thatch, a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate. (Illustration by Kat Brewer, photo by Nick Andersen / WBUR)

On Point Radio is experimenting with illustrated story pitches as a way to brighten up our work space. Here, a historically inaccurate picture of Edward Thatch, a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate. (Illustration by Kat Brewer, photo by Nick Andersen / WBUR)

It’s the end of yet another week, which means we have yet another week in the web wrap-up for your reading pleasure. We had a busy week here, as we often do — reports from Sochi, the shape of romance literature and the adventures of a certain renegade pirate, among others.

This week also reminded us how much we rely on our listeners as we shape our conversations each and every day. Callers like Donna from Tennessee during our Thursday, Feb. 13 hour on teenage stress, can change a conversation and turn a loose discussion into a strong and powerful hour that focuses on the real effects of a psychological study.

So thank you, listeners, callers and commenters. This show wouldn’t be a show without you, and on this Valentine’s Day, we really and truly mean that.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (2/7 – 2/14)

1) Stress And Consequences For American Teens (Feb. 13, 2014)

2) Puerto Rico Blues (Feb. 11, 2014)

3) ‘The Snowden Files’ (Feb. 10, 2014)

4) Putin’s Games and Putin’s Russia (Feb. 10, 2014)

5)  Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy Boom (Feb. 13, 2014)

Our Favorite Quotes From This Week

“Life is not perfect, but the culture seems to be telling teens it should be.” — Michael Bradley

“You know you’re a good public library when you have books on the shelves that will offend every person who comes in.” — Wendy Crutcher

“Cummings was very much a child, even as an adult.” — Susan Cheever

Our Favorite Comments From This Week

“At some point we’re all related to Kevin Bacon, right? That’s as big as I need it :)”  (Scott Wright Webb)

” If you stare long enough at the Norwegian curling team’s uniforms, you’ll start seeing patterns emerge. Just sayin'” (Ellen Attridge)

“PR makes Detroit look like a leader in fiscal responsibility. Easy tax money has made PR a cess pool of corruption and graft.” (georgepotts)

“The most basic question is whether the CIA should be intelligence *only*. In my opinion, they should never *do* anything; and only gather intelligence.” (Neil Blanchard)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

Flappy Bert. (Sesame Workshop)

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