Friday Favorites

Ok, I’ll admit I got the idea for Friday favorites from Lauren Conrad’s blog. It’s fun, and also…alliteration! Whats better than some fun with words?

Nothing.

Anyways, these are some sites that I enjoy going on and enriching my life.

1) NPR: National Public Radio

So much yes. I listen to this while I do dishes. I listen to this while I eat food. I listen to this while I am running late to class. The sheer amount of listening I can do is actually overwhelming. There are music programs in All Songs Considered like the Tiny Desk Concerts. 

Their newscasts are always on point, and they cover stories that range from breaking news to features. So many cool things! So. Many.

2) Storify

Ok, I know. I know I’ve already talked about Storify, so I don’t have to tell you about it again. But it’s awesome! What a cool aggregate of stories! I love it! I also enjoy creating stories, even though no one else seems to be viewing mine. But, that is the price of what I do. It’s a thankless existence.

3) Sports Illustrated.com

Right. I have a post coming up about what I feel about sports (I really do love them, so it’s not about that).

For some reason I’m really into following whats going on in college football. It could be because my school’s team isn’t quite up to par, even though we moved up a division (yippie!). I don’t really understand many of the stats, but I’m absolutely fascinated by the amount of analyzing that goes into the college-age players. Also, yes, I am aware that this level of analyzing goes into every sport, but I really enjoy reading about players and a sport I just can’t wrap my mind around.

Until next time,

A

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Benefits of Storify

Wow, I really like Storify. It’s a cool website and app and I’m impressed at the ability with which I can tell a story using a collection of sources. What a cool resource to tell a story without necessarily having to write it! You can put in awesome visuals, either your own or attributed to someone else. They can be funny or they can be serious. Hard news and fluff news.

It’s just really a stunning way to show the world through a new media window.