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Our Week In The Web: May 09, 2014
Newly-appointed NPR CEO Jary Mohn in happier times as a DJ in 1977. (Via Twitter / Current Public Media)

Newly-appointed NPR CEO Jarl Mohn in happier times as a DJ in 1977. (Via Twitter / Current Public Media)

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook (which, if you don’t already, what is your problem?), you may have noticed our pretty new picture quotes. They’re WBUR’s very own iteration of a very successful NPR HQ tool that turns the best segments of our conversations into eye-catching images for your potentially fast-moving social media feed. They seem to be working — those of you who engage with us on our assorted social media feeds share those bits more than others, it appears — and we’re glad that some of the better parts of our interviews and conversations are making it out into your busy, occasionally frantic Internet lives. What we hope for, of course, is that you go all in and listen to those conversations as you share them. For now, we’ll take the pass along and wait for the listening and and learning later.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (5/02 – 5/09)

1. Week In The News: An NBA Ban, Deadly Storms, The US Economy (May 2, 2014)

2. A Wake-Up Call On Antibiotic Resistance (May 5, 2014)

3. Thomas Piketty On Capitalism And Inequality (April 29, 2014)

4. Sandra Tsing Loh On The Mess Of A Midlife Crisis (May 8, 2014)

5. E.O. Wilson On Humanity, Survival And Nature (May 5, 2014)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

“Remember: extinction sucks.” — E.O. Wilson

“We need to hold the President to account on net neutrality.” — Siva Vaidhyanathan 

“Most Western countries have done away with the death penalty. Just because something is constitutional doesn’t make it ethical.” — Peter Neufeld 

“Instead of having a wine and cheese party, we decided to go to Burning Man.” – Sandra Tsing Loh

“You keep using the word trolling, I don’t know what that means.” Todd Hodnett 

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

“At 46, the closest I can say I am is allowing myself to finally follow passions that I only fabled in before, and not hold back on voicing my opinions. I guess I’m lucky.” (Karen Geiger)

“i hope to never watch a godzilla movie, just because i hate america.” (Benjamin Josef Clark)

“The weather is beautiful, try to have a nice day.” (HonestDebate1)

“Grew up in 70s -loved Sat. afternoons filled w/Godzilla + Kung-Fu movies. G-zilla led me 2 all other monsters: King Kong, etc.” (@JiMiGnet)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This (parody) WhatsApp chat knockoff, WhatsApplebee’s, that only allows you to chat with other Applebee’s customers. (Twitter)

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