Monday, October 25th, 2010

The local FOX station in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas recorded a segment satirizing social media called “The Fox 4 DFW Roast of Social Media” and it’s pretty funny.  FaceBook, Foursquare,  Skype and Twitter are all spoofed and the YouTube video is below.  The anchor opens up with breaking news about a gunman on the loose in City Hall, but every correspondent on the scene is so involved in social media technology that he or she has lost touch with what’s actually happening. Is this a sign of times to come with how out of hand people have gotten with social media?  Is this video really making fun of social media or telling a little bit of the truth and we are heading towards “idiocracy”?  Explain why this spoof of social media works or doesn’t work?  Are they taking things too far or getting them just right?  Explain your answers.

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http://mashable.com/2010/10/24/fox-social-media-parody-video/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29


The trailer for one of my favorite movies, “Idiocracy”

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48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Devon Edward Fields
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:23:40

    Yes because that one person took a picture in front of a dead person

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  2. ♦Taya R. Barber ♦
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:24:40

    I do think this is a sign technology has gotten out of hand. I really think it already has. I don’t want this world to be how they made it really in 2505. At this time I think they were making fun of it, but now it seems like idiocracy could be a little bit of the truth. I think people are to involved on social media. I think kids spend more time on a phone or computer then with their family. I think its been taken a little too far.

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  3. nautica
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:25:14

    i don’t think the videos is making fun of social media because some/most of it might be the truth.and i don’t know if it works or doesn’t work and i don’t know if there taking things too far or making them just right

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  4. → Kaylinn Roby ←
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:25:54

    Yeah. I think that if people don’t know what there doing or what’s going on around them because of technology, then i think that it means that there using too much of it. I think that the videos are making fun of social media and telling the truth. (It’s kind of both). If some people don’t start paying less attention to there phone/other technology then i think we will head towards an “idiocracy” . It’s making fun of it because it’s showing how much time and how people are addicted to there cell phones. (Taking a picture with a dead body?) That’s very … weird.

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  5. kara 1st period
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:26:13

    This is true now that i saw this and thought about it. I never though of this kind of bad stuff but now that someone though of it, it helped me remind what are worlds gonna be like. This is bad really bad because this is what the world will look like in a few years for real like its gonna be scary really scary. Because one person doing it leads to another witch harms in some way down the line. People are gonna stop watching news cause there to bisse with there phones and addiction to games and apps and websites dang i never realized how bad it is till now. I was saying every time i saw new techno out, OK its just one more its not that bad but everyday its adding up and its getting worse, fast.

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  6. juan
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:27:19

    It works because you can use any one of these sights where ever you are. This is good cause if there a emergency you can get a hold of someone. you can update people on whats happening around them. you can post pics in fb. and you can inform people

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  7. -Yohana Elliott;;*
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:27:24

    Yes it does show how out of hand it has gotten because the news shouldn’t be worried about face book and stuff. so that has gotten out of hand to where it is getting in the way of actual news. i dont think it will really work because why would you want to hear about the social media. to me honestly that just sounds boring.

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  8. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:28:07

    I think their just getting them right because telling them about a criminal is important to know! And the movie is just stupid. I don’t think were heading towards that!

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  9. tre saurer =^]
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:28:54

    I think that that statement is kind of true. A lot of people are more into social networking then anything else. Including things that are happening outside in the world. A lot of kids are more into social networking and video games, things like that, then being active in the world. And i think their getting things just right, because most of this is true facts.

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  10. Miami Smothers
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:31:20

    Yes, I think that it is because I don’t think that people now a days don’t take pictures with dead bodies for fun just to put it on facebook, or myspace. I think that this video is a little immature because they are making fun of stuff that can happen and probability already happened. But it also can stand for a lesson or something we need to learn that will teach us more about this issue, I do believe that it will come down with people acting like that they are to good for the real thing and be all like hey its a dead body lets take pictures with it and put it on facebook , I think some people are already like that. It could work if people try and to really listen to what they say because it could teach them what the world is now coming to today, But it could also mean that they are just making fun of it and want people to follow what they are doing and lead the world to what they want it to be, but if that is the case then people shouldn’t listen to what they say. I think that they are trying to prepare us for the stuff that might happen.

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  11. Taylor Carswell
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:34:43

    Well, I think the whole reason their is a spoof is because they want to make it seem more alive or less boring. Then again who knows, it could be someone who wanted to let other people know how fun he/she thinks it is. I think they are taking things a little to far, because lets say you actually believe the spoofs and you have really bad anger issues, after you go to the site and its nothing like the video, your going to be really, really, really, ticked off.

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  12. ☺David Romero☺
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:40:35

    i think that the people are taking the things way too far because why would they start blaming technology for something that has happened. i really don’t think that the spoof of little media thing would work because they can inform the people but i think that hey are getting on things they are not supposed to be. i think that they are telling only a little bit of the truth because why would they put the video online. yes i think that people or who ever the prompt is talking about have gotten out of hand and into the social media. i think that all the website places where you can send stuff or post things should stop getting on other things they don’t need to be in.

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  13. Anonymous
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:42:02

    Yeah i think it is because people get on it and they don’t even know what they are on it for they just on it to met older people and stuff. I think they are making fun of social and media taking pictures of people who are dead and this leads down to serious stuff like people trying to kill other people and rape other people and also people killing there self to. And im not really sure about the last 2 questions.

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  14. ezait alvarado
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 08:51:33

    i do think that people has gotten out of hand with social media. there is lots of teens that are all ways on there phones, and computers. the video also is taking it to far why would you make a video on the news that could need up making people think its real and there just over there playing around

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  15. brianna bristoe
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:02:07

    i do not get what is trying to say.

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  16. jamie logsdon
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:03:49

    yes they do take it far bu8t i still l;ike then idea

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  17. TEAIRA SWAZYA
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:05:15

    no because they are doing what they have to do.

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  18. Dustin
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:09:01

    But the local fox station Dallas – Fort worth of Texas and they have the news in the Dallas of the Fort and their got an fox weathered report and got an weather news in Texas then. Texas have those news of there Fort and Texas have the Dallas Fort recovered on the local fox weathered station in Dallas then. But some of the people are working in the fox station making the weathering news too.

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  19. samuel
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:09:50

    i think that they are doing what have to do.

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  20. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:10:37

    Yes it is a showing of how out of hand people go at social networks. It is a video making fun of social media. We are going toward idiocracy. We aren’t talking very much. We are using social media too much.

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  21. LEVI MOORE
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:10:38

    I do think this is a sign technology has gotten out of hand.Then again who knows, it could be someone who wanted to let other people know how fun he/she thinks it is.

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  22. (•Mariah•Segevan•3rd Period•)
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:12:07

    I don’t understand what your trying to ask.

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  23. Justice Chadwell
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:16:39

    I think that the spoof is pretty funny but I think that they did to just do something funny for people. Also i think that its stupid because it makes no sense and it doesn’t show any purpose except to people who act safisticated but they are really idiots. I don’t think this will anything but bring a laugh to people who think it is funny. The video is funny but has no purpose. I just think its funny but the people who made it tried to put meaning into the video but couldn’t.

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  24. dajonduncan
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:17:01

    I THINK THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TWORD. I THINK THEY SHOULD DESTROY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.I THINK SOCALNETWORKS ARE STUPID. I HOPE THEY DESTROY THEM ALL.I HOPE PEOPLE STOP USING THEM

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  25. Jonathan Davis
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:17:48

    They are just right. They really tell what’s happening. I know because my mom and my sister check their phones every 10 seconds. We are getting out of control and we are heading toward idiocracy a bit. It helps to tell the signs because of how stupid they look on there.

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  26. Johnathon wood
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:24:57

    It may be unlikely but there is a good 40 percent chance that will happen. at this rate humans will soon forget how to talk and some other animal will take over but fortunetly if we have at least one smart person per general area we could re lead man kind out of the darkest of the primidive world and into the blase of a happier civilization a new era.

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  27. Juan Fuentes
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:45:02

    i think thats a good example for use. it was funny 2. but its helping use by showing. its was very funy. but its good.

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  28. jerimy moore
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:22:05

    this is a time of when people get out of line. i think that people just talk about other people cause there either jeolous or they just do it for money.

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  29. !$^* MARY LINEHAN *^$!
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:22:31

    i think that the people are taking the things way too far because why would they start blaming technology for something that has happened. i really don’t think that the spoof of little media thing would work because they can inform the people but i think that hey are getting on things they are not supposed to be. i think that they are telling only a little bit of the truth because why would they put the video online. yes i think that people or who ever the prompt is talking about have gotten out of hand and into the social media. i think that all the website places where you can send stuff or post things should stop getting on other things they don’t need to be in.

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  30. !$^* MARY LINEHAN *^$!
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:23:12

    Yes, I think that it is because I don’t think that people now a days don’t take pictures with dead bodies for fun just to put it on facebook, or myspace. I think that this video is a little immature because they are making fun of stuff that can happen and probability already happened. But it also can stand for a lesson or something we need to learn that will teach us more about this issue, I do believe that it will come down with people acting like that they are to good for the real thing and be all like hey its a dead body lets take pictures with it and put it on facebook , I think some people are already like that. It could work if people try and to really listen to what they say because it could teach them what the world is now coming to today, But it could also mean that they are just making fun of it and want people to follow what they are doing and lead the world to what they want it to be, but if that is the case then people shouldn’t listen to what they say. I think that they are trying to prepare us for the stuff that might happen.

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  31. lena♥
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:23:29

    i think it was good for us…and helping us..it was too funny too

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  32. Tiffany Freibert
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:23:38

    i think that using media like that is stupid. it’s pointless, yeah its funny but what is the piont? people are out of control with socail networks. we are headed towards idocracy a little bit. people are out of cantorl.

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  33. hannan
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:24:48

    i think that this video shows that technology has gotten out of hand but i don’t really think its making fun of social media their just making it more fun for them and the people that do watch the news. i think it does show just whats head to come and whats happening now on some news and its showing that people have took the social media out of hand and there should be a time to get on the social media instead of being on there while broadcasting the news.

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  34. Devin Tyree 5th
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:26:00

    Wekk i really am sad about this. People have gotten way out of hand with there social networking. Also, people should just put there stuff down for a second and help someone. I promise i would not do something like this. That is what i think!!!!!

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  35. allison timmons
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:27:10

    yes because, it tells everyone what is going on in the world plus,whos doing what and whos wanted, and other. also that it is a good example.
    L.O.L
    -Allison Timmons

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  36. -| Destiny Samone < 3 ;
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:30:51

    technology is a big thing but i dont think animals will take over because we have bigger brains then they do and we can learn more with technology because it helps you learn things faster. yes it shows how out of hand technology is getting because the news should not be explaining of stuff about internet uses they should be talking about crimes and things like that.

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  37. Cr3ti@ M@y$
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:32:39

    Heyy I seen the movie idiocracy and it was hilarious. The video is funny, they text everything to there social places that’s so dumb. yeah i kinda do think stuff like that has gone ot of control. But hopefully we won’t end up that dumb like the movie. :)!!!!

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  38. Allisha
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:36:52

    I don’t think the video is making front of the social network.Because the video is telling the truth and people can’t say that the video is mean.Or making front of the social network……Plus everyone can say what they won’t and they all have their different opinions.So i don’t think they are making front of the social network!!.lolzz

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  39. Breanna Hardy
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 13:42:43

    I suppose this could be a sign of how some people are reacting in the world now day’s, or so to say losing their minds . The video i havent looked at but im sure its not really making fun of the people but giving the outsiders a hint on how some people can turn or react when things go down hill for them.I think it depends on how far they take it with people’s reactions, so for that said to me it depends on how things work not how they want them to end , or end up.

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  40. senia rascon 5th hour
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 14:15:34

    it kinda has gotten out of hand only because some people tell the world everything they are doing all the time so yeah it has

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  41. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 08:14:41

    technology is a big thing but i dont think animals will take over because we have bigger brains then they do and we can learn more with technology because it helps you learn things faster. yes it shows how out of hand technology is getting because the news should not be explaining of stuff about internet uses they should be talking about crimes and things like that.

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  42. jimmy mefford
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 08:44:47

    i don’t think the videos is making fun of social media because some/most of it might be the truth.and i don’t know if it works or doesn’t work and i don’t know if there taking things too far or making them just right

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  43. Brandon Baize
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 08:47:06

    i think that almost every comic left untouched well be made into a movie and/or show. an entire spider-man comic was made into a show “the spectacular spider-man” (not that bad of a show really.) “ultimate spider-man was made into a game for “x-box”. “spectacular spider-man was also made into 2 games for playsation1. and for the “x-man” it was made into 4 really good movies and most of those movies were made into games. and most of the “x-men” comics was made into a very big show with almost every x-men member in the comics and their original costumes. so i think the comics will be made into ether movies, games, or extensive shows.

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  44. Jessica Payne
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 11:03:33

    i don’t get what they are trying to say 😦

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  45. Anonymous
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 11:07:24

    Yes it is. It is telling a little bit of the truth. But it also might be making fun of it at the same time. I don’t know if it will work or not. Sometimes I think that they are taking things too far. But then again they might be hitting it just right.

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  46. AleXIS jaRboE
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 11:11:12

    i think that technoligy has gotten kinda offhand beacuse this is way to much i think that technoligy shouldbe cut off for a while!

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  47. Sean Cole
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 13:42:59

    No i dont think it was making fun of social technology but was sort of telling the truth. the video was funny but people do stay on facebook and twitter a lot but i think this video was over saying things a lot. it might get to be like this but i doubt it

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  48. Kayla Shelburne
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:29:30

    Yes people have gotten out of hand because a lot of people today use technology 24/7 almost. They barely use their phones anymore. It’s more so technology. The video is probably telling the truth because they wouldn’t post nothing false on there. The media works because it seems a lot of people still use it. I think they were taking it too far. It’s not that big of a deal. But technology shouldn’t be used hat much today and nobody will be taking anything too far with how people use it and stuff.

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