The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On NewsThis week, Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about the latest trend in Uruguay's YouTube scene and one young woman who gained a following with her love of science.
The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News
The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to share the site's latest discoveries.
This week, he tells NPR's Arun Rath about a YouTube sensation in Urugauy, a six-second comedian and the young woman who gained a following with her explicit declaration of love for science.
The New And The Next
Uruguay's News Sensation
"Agustin Ferrando kind of got depressed with a lot of the news he saw and thought that little moments in life were just as interesting. So he created an incredibly popular YouTube channel — north of a million hits in a country that only has 3 million people. ...
"He's saying, 'If I tell the little individual stories of what you had for dinner, what happened at this schoolhouse — even though that's not classic big news — that's the stuff of real life.' "
"[Elise Andrew], who was originally from Britain, was living in Canada at university ... and just suddenly posted science articles that she liked. ... She put a very colorful headline: 'I F - - - ing Love Science.' ...
"But people didn't know that a 24-year-old young woman was the person behind this incredibly popular site. When she revealed herself, she got a bunch of negative comments. But rather than shrink from it, she leaned into it in the best sense and started essentially posting the worst quote of the day."