I needed something for thoughts that are too long for Twitter or Facebook, but don't comprise a full blog post. Fortunately, that's what Tumblr is for.
I was reading an article over on KPLU, and as often happens in my reading, I noticed a couple typos, the most annoying of which was “back-peddling” instead of “back-pedaling”. I was going to leave a comment, but then decided I would try just emailing the author instead. So I clicked on the author link, which led to a friendly face, a short bio indicating the guy probably has his hands full, and most importantly an email address. So I shot off a short, friendly email noting the typos, and three minutes later there was a reply in my inbox, as follows:
And - Thank you for letting me know!
We run a little lean around here and I appreciate the notes.
Online Managing Editor
And sure enough, I refreshed the page, and all was well.
Yay internet! Yay public radio! Yay friendly people.
(P.S. Jake, if you happen to come across this: I figured you wouldn’t mind me quoting your email; I particularly liked the line with exclamation point. You can let me know if otherwise.)
Introducing the NPR Infinite Player for Chrome and Safari. The Infinite Player is an experiment in continuous listening. Listen to a stream of NPR audio stories - including news, arts and life, and music - that adapts to your interests.
Dude. Guys. NPR has recreated Pandora, except now it plays Public Radio stories/shows/music.
This. Is. Awesome.