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Author Archives: Helen Yamamoto
NPR has announced the use of a new comment filtration process in an article innocently dubbed “The Right Chord With Less Discord.” Comments left by new website users will temporarily undergo review from a “community manager,” a process that NPR … finish reading NPR will more closely manage website comments (hooray!)
NPR has apologized for misreporting the number of State Department diplomatic cables actually released by WikiLeaks. Although WikiLeaks allegedly possesses 251,287, only 1,947 were available as of December 30, 20. Yet, prior to this date, NPR (on multiple occasions) reported … finish reading NPR apologizes for incorrectly reporting WikiLeaks data
I’d like to thank 30 Rock for the title of this article. Their brief mention of the differences between “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” through a Christmas card being sent by an ultra-conservative couple stating “‘Happy Holidays’… is what terrorists … finish reading “‘Happy Holidays’… is what terrorists say.”
Some NPR listeners were clearly offended after a 48-second spot by Barbara Hagerty about the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. The group is composed of roughly 70 members and boasts a website with the not-so-charming URL of www.GodHatesFags.com. Primarily known … finish reading Hate groups. How should NPR handle them?
NPR News recently announced the termination of news analyst Juan Williams based on some comments made during his October 21st appearance on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor. When asked to comment on the current situation between the United States and … finish reading Firing Juan Williams: Did NPR act appropriately?
Joachim Van Herwegen, an intern at Last.fm, recently decided to compile a number of plots of musical preferences based on listener ages and genders. The results are quite fascinating! Herwegen’s first plot depicts the most common artists as a function … finish reading Gender and age preferences on Last.fm: What should you be listening to?
Getting bored with Last.fm or Pandora? Interested in exploring other internet radio options? Check out Slacker Radio. Recently featured in several commercials for Verizon’s Droid, Slacker Radio serves as another fantastic means for discovering new music and enjoying radio. For … finish reading Slacker Radio: A rising alternative to Last.fm and Pandora
After announcing some changes to their “scrobbler API” last week, the developers at Last.fm have decided to pay closer attention to user feedback on their blog, various discussion forums, and “elsewhere.” As a result, Last.fm recently announced a series of … finish reading In search of better scrobbling: Some recent improvements to Last.fm
Each week I’m posting audio links to a few bands, songs, and music videos that have caught my eye at some point. Enjoy! Bands 1) The Redwalls: My best friend actually bought one of their albums because he liked that … finish reading Yamamoto's audio picks: Radiohead, The Redwalls, Soulmate, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana