The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

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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

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    "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.' "

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  • The Next Comedy Forum: Vine

    Courtesy of Ozy YouTube

    "Will Sasso, who's been a comedian who's bounced around for years, has finally found his platform in Vine. Vine only gives you six seconds to make some magical video.

    "And what Will Sasso figured out is that he could either try and tell you stories, or he could do funny impersonations."

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  • The Woman Who (Really) Loves Science

    Elise Andrew started a popular Facebook page about science. i
    Courtesy of Elise Andrew
    Elise Andrew started a popular Facebook page about science.
    Courtesy of Elise Andrew

    "[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."

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