Here's What's Awesome http://nhpr.org en Here's What's Awesome! April 1st Edition http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-april-1st-edition <p>Word of Mouth's Internet Sherpa Brady Carlson joins us for a in-depth look into the internet and all its meme-y wondrousness.</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:12:09 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie & Brady Carlson 24731 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome! April 1st Edition Here's What's Awesome: Papal Edition http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-papal-edition <p>In that agonizing hour between the puff of white smoke and the world's introduction to Pope Francis I, the web was buzzing with anticipation, predictions, and of course, memes. Here to talk about Twitter's countdown and reaction to the #newpope is Brady Carlson, our very own Sherpa of all things awesome online.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:21:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23693 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome: Papal Edition Here's What's Awesome: International Edition http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-international-edition <p></p><p>NHPR’s All Things Considered host <strong>Brady Carlson</strong> doubles as Word of Mouth’s internet Sherpa and scanner of the latest internet memes and viral trends. We all know that the internet has made the world smaller; once something goes viral it’s not always easy to determine where exactly it came from. But we generally hear about the most Americo-centric of online oddities, however for today’s “Here’s What’s Awesome” Brady is clueing us into some viral content playing big on the international stage.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:35:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22667 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome: International Edition Here's What's Awesome: Election Edition! http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-election-edition <p>Today, it’s the election edition, and we’re going to be talking about some of our favorites memes, viral videos, and online trends of this presidential election cycle…it’s been a pretty endless one...</p><p>-So, let’s go back in time and talk about some of the early memes of this election…all the way back to the GOP primary…</p><p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0PAJNntoRgA" frameBorder="0" width="560" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:10:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 16209 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome! Debate Edition http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-debate-edition <p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:34:36 +0000 Brady Carlson & Rebecca Lavoie 14963 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome! Debate Edition Here's What's Awesome! http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-9 <p><span>1)<span style='font: 7pt/normal "Times New Roman"; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;'> </span></span><a href="http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/406880-seems-legit-sounds-legit">Replacement ref revolution!</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8407097/referee-armageddon">Replacement ref Armageddon!</a></p><p><span>&nbsp;</span><span>2)Protests – How they play out&nbsp;in web culture:</span></p><p><span>·<a href="http://mashable.com/2012/09/23/us-ambassador-susan-rice/">US Ambassador Susan Rice: Twitter crucial to her mission </a></span></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:53:17 +0000 Brady Carlson 13629 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome! Here's What's Awesome: From Frozen Al Roker to Dogshaming http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-frozen-al-roker-dogshaming <p>Internet Sherpa <strong>Brady Carlson </strong>brings on the awesome.</p><p>A&nbsp;bunch of kids in 1995 <a href="http://theawesomer.com/prophetic-internet-psa/184241/">predict</a> the entire internet - they even got cats in there!&nbsp;<br><br> Twitter's API <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2012/08/twitter_s_third_party_app_crackdown_is_the_inevitable_result_of_replacing_open_technical_standards_with_business_models_.html ">gets all corporate</a>?&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:57:26 +0000 Brady Carlson 11740 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome: From Frozen Al Roker to Dogshaming Here's What's Awesome http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-8 <p>Brady joins us to run down his latest list of awesome trends and memes from the web.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:26:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 7679 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome Here's What's Awesome... http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-5 <p>Brady's latest round up of awesomeness from the web and social media.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:55:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 3931 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome... Friday Is For Memes: Hologram Tupac http://nhpr.org/post/friday-memes-hologram-tupac <p>Tupac Shakur&#39;s posthumous, holographic performance at Coachella just may vault him to the top of the pack of hardworking dead performers - sure, <a href="http://www.elvis.com/events/concert_tours.aspx" target="_blank">Elvis tours regularly</a> even though he died in &#39;77, and Johnny Cash has released several critically-acclaimed albums after his official final curtain in 2003, but neither of them went viral the way Hologram Tupac has.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:57:49 +0000 Brady Carlson 3259 at http://nhpr.org Laser-Based Hearing? http://nhpr.org/post/laser-based-hearing <p>Fascinating article from Popular Science today on <a href="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-04/how-it-works-artificial-hearing-device-made-lasers" target="_blank">an effort to use lasers to build a hearing system more accurate and expansive than the cochlear implant</a>. The infrared lasers would more accurately stimulate the nerves in the ear, meaning a fuller, clearer perception of sound.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:14:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 3066 at http://nhpr.org Laser-Based Hearing? Word of Mouth 04.07.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04072012 <p><strong>Part&nbsp;1:&nbsp;The Weird World of Stock Photography</strong></p><p>We&rsquo;ve heard the story over and over again in these hyperconnected digital times&hellip;boy meets girl, they fall in love, become blissfully partnered until one day, <a href="http://tp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110405015434AAxmTPf">girl finds boy&rsquo;s photo on a dating web site</a>&hellip;</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:01:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2982 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 04.07.2012 Friday Is For Memes: Texts From Hillary http://nhpr.org/post/friday-memes-texts-hillary <p>She&#39;s been Secretary of State, a US Senator, First Lady, <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/151790/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-again-top-admired-list.aspx" target="_blank">the world&#39;s most admired woman</a>... and now she&#39;s gone viral. Hillary Clinton is a meme, thanks to the <a href="http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Texts from Hillary Tumblog</a>.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:55:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 2981 at http://nhpr.org Friday Is For Memes: Texts From Hillary Here's What's Awesome http://nhpr.org/post/heres-whats-awesome-4 <p>Awesomator Brady Carlson shares this week's rundown of online awesomeness.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:47:23 +0000 Brady Carlson 2924 at http://nhpr.org Here's What's Awesome Friday Is For Memes: Arrested Guy Singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" http://nhpr.org/post/friday-memes-arrested-guy-singing-bohemian-rhapsody <p>I cannot verify any of the circumstances here, but the video appears to be a dude who <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/03/30/drunkards-serenade-bohemi.html" target="_blank">protests his arrest by singing Queen&#39;s &quot;Bohemian Rhapsody.&quot; </a></p><p>Spoiler alert: his plaintive, Freddie Mercury-ish cries of &quot;Let me go&quot; are, figuratively speaking, met with a message of &quot;We will not let you go.&quot;</p><p>http://youtu.be/fqymcJRSbxI</p><p>[via <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/03/30/drunkards-serenade-bohemi.html" target="_blank">BoingBoing</a>]</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:14:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 2858 at http://nhpr.org