Colbert Report on Social Media: Control-Self-Delete Your Future!

In one of his latest shows on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert uses his “The Word” segment to express a serious yet hilarious view of  today’s social media environment.

He cunningly points out the dangers of using social media in terms of privacy while showing how big social media giants such as Facebook are selling our information to the “highest bidder.

Enjoy The Colbert Report on social media below, in addition a few of my favorite quotes taken from the video:

  • The Internet is one giant resume“!
  • You see, social media is the only way to reach young people these days without giving your abs a nickname!
  • Once you are a disfigured, nameless loner, you will be the ideal candidate”!

Finally, I wonder: Are people taking the consequences of social media seriously? And what extreme measures should be drawn in order to protect ourselves from reaching to a stage where we need to change our names just to find a job?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

“Let’s Move” Fighting Child Obesity — Learn Social Media By Example

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According to government data, obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs, just over 9 percent of all medical spending.

In fact, people who are obese spend almost $1,500 more each year on health care — about 41 percent more than an average-weight person. “Beyond those costs are the disability and early deaths caused by obesity“, says Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Therefore, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a campaign to try to end childhood obesity within a generation. The campaign is called “Let’s Move.”

Idea & Objectives:

For the first time in American history, children’s life expectancy may be shorter than their parents’. This called for fast and effective actions to be made!

“Let’s Move” aims to do for healthy eating and exercise what the government’s anti-smoking campaign did in the 1960s: change how people think about their health.

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Obama Warns: Facebook is a BIG BAD Wolf! [video]

In the two videos below, Obama warns about posting pictures or personal information on Facebook. Whether this is this another PR stunt or not, is not clear to me however it seems that even Obama has been stung by Facebook just like Zuckerberg was a few weeks ago!

Redditors, here is what you vote up for…

What do Redditors vote for in term of categories, stories and titles? How do Reddit submitted stories differ from other social bookmarking websites? Is it true what Redditors claim of having better quality submissions?

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