Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian Paige
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:03:04

    I don’t really like the social media because its bad. I know its bad because my uncle has one and he said its real bad for you too have. I don’t know why but that’s what he said.

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  2. Tyler Wyatt
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:04:15

    I think it was fine

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  3. Lewis Brown 3rd Period
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:08:38

    yes thats my opinion. People that aren’t to smart might take this the rong way. I mean some people think that people have to be REALLY smart. Almost as smart as Albert Einstein.

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  4. damion.abell
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:08:57

    i thoght it waz funny cause the lady took a pic of the dead body i also thoght it waz stupid cause those people r retarded

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  5. shelby mccoy
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:12:06

    no i think that this will be good for people and what if a person was kidnapped then this would be good to video contact where they are and this will help if you want to present pictures for your my space or face book and also its good to catch moments on camera

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  6. TRISTAN
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:13:33

    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? I don’t really like the social media because its bad. I know its bad because my uncle has one and he said its real bad for you too have.

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  7. $BlAyNe KeNnOn$
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:14:23

    I think its dumb because its just do cause it is.

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  8. br!anna v0g3l
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:15:02

    no dont think that its making fun of it is only telling the facts but its doing it in a way that they dont understand(FuN) they isnt making fun so who eva said they are is wrong but you may not agree but thats my opinion.

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  9. kassie queeno
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:21:33

    i think facebook ,skype, twitter are a way 2 really replace cell phones.

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  10. ♥jAi'LeIgH hAtHaWaY♥3rd
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:42:29

    i think facebook n twitter r really is juss tryna replace cell phones n watt not

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  11. jsamine skinner:)
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:18:51

    They are taking things to far.cause facebook and twitter is trying to take over the cell phones.they are coming big.

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  12. austin cross
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:18:54

    well facebook is cool i cant say nutten bad about and yea it ant a cover up for cell phones

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  13. lawrence smith
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:21:37

    Yes, they are taking it just to far and just acting silly in making fun of the social media because who text why they are live on tv.

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  14. Chris Fortwengler
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:25:12

    Yes i think this is making fun of the social media because they wouldn’t show that on real tv, but people might do all that behind tv.

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  15. Pamela Goodin
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:34:13

    I think it is bad cause it can make you feel stupid. This can be bad because according to Dr. Clark Mcauley if your not careful this can stifle creativity and foster narrow-mindedness. People have many different opinions about this, I mean this could also be a good thing because it builds your human capital. I don’t really know how I feel about this it can be both good and bad so I really don’t know!

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  16. '-Megan $umpter 2ed period
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:40:34

    iont care furreal i got all of em so yeah i get on em all same time same day i mean it aint that big of a difference bhut yuu knoe ets mah opinion ;

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  17. amber woods
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 09:01:47

    i think they took it to far. because they think everybody is addicted to facebook & twitter & youtube all those sites. But there is one thing wrong with the tecnology today and that was it most people do resolve there life around those sites while they are driving and walking . But its in everyday life thats why it is now ilegal to text while driving.

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  18. $$Michael Mudd Jr$$
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:02:37

    I think that it is going to idiocracy but it is also telling the truth. it is confusing really but i tried to figure it out

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  19. Hunter Trueman 3rd
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:16:40

    It makes some people feel stupid if you are watching this video. I think the video was a bad idea cause it is offensive to people that use facebook, twitter, and other social networks. They are taking things way too far with this video. The ways I think they are taking things to far is because they were at different places making fun of people that get on these social networks and would really do that. Even though it’s funny.

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  20. AUSTIN ATCHER 3
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:20:48

    I THINK IT IS GETTING OUT OF HAND. PEOPLE ARE CRAZY. AND THAT IT IS A PROBLEM. THAT IS WHAT I THINK.

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  21. destiny hopper =] 4th
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:21:13

    ii dontt caree i meann i usee emm all evryday so its aint that big of a differencee

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  22. anastasia phillips .5
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:25:16

    ITS NOT LIKE THEY ARE MAKING FUN OF SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT ITS JUST FOR ENTERTAINMENT. I ALSO THINK WE ARE FAR FROM “idiocracy”. COMEDY IS A VERY HIGH THING IN TODAY SOCIAL MEDIA. THESE ARE JUST ONE OF THEM. IT JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT NOT ANY PERSONAL.

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  23. christian jones
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:25:58

    i think its going over board. people are plain dum. theres only thing wrong with the tech today and thats most people revolve there life around those sites. well actually no surprise man kind always sticks to some thing more advancing than others. in this case communication.

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  24. Jordan S
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:29:31

    WELL…I REALLY DON’T CARE BECAUSE IT’S JUST A APP FOR THE IPHONE.

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  25. DUSTIN BUEHNER
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:36:53

    I think it’s a little bit true we are acting like idiots sometimes. I think its bad that people get shot. I don’t think that the public needs to see the dead bodies its disturbing.

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  26. danielle nicole 5th period
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 13:44:06

    i think that its just makin fun of the social sites. buhhht these sites are just a way of them tryin to replace cell fones. i think were far from idiocracy. buhhht mostly its for entertainment.

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  27. Shane .R. 5th
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 14:01:41

    this is hilarious….! xD THIS IS JUST SHOWING PEOPLE HOW STUPID PEOPLE CAN REALLY BE. i mean just think about all the stupid things poeple like news achors do on tv. they just randomly go up to a rapeist and ask them questions…!! who on earth would do that…!???? id be scared to do it but yea these people are funny but if they serious about what they do on the job then they must be really stupid hahahha

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  28. Daphne XD
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 14:08:50

    Some of us are on the verge of slipping into “idiocracy”. But the thing is, it’s not all of us. We enjoy the comedy and entertainment the social media provides us. Now, is that a bad thing? People say that all of this is going way too far and that there is too much social media. But i look at it this way; too much of anything thing is bad, so what’s the bother?

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  29. shaylynn moore
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 13:53:13

    I mean in a way it is telling the truth. These days, you find all kind of crazy stuff from the media. They turn a story into a bunch of twisted lies and what not. Pick up and read a magazine. That’s my opinion if you ask me.

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  30. Sean Roberts
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 20:48:40

    I think they are getting it just right. People are getting a little out of hand with this stuff. And take the social networking a little too serious when they get caught up in it. And the videos show a little bit of truth. But at the same time make fun of it.

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  31. StepheN EdmonsoN 5TH PErIoD
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 13:38:16

    I think they are getting it just right. People are getting a little out of hand with this stuff. And take the social networking a little too serious when they get caught up in it. And the videos show a little bit of truth. But at the same time make fun of it

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