This is awesome!!! Same message as the satire “Mgmt in the new Digital World”
Social Media Will Tear Your Family Apart [Parody] <http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/ZlTbESpxD6Y/>
via Mashable! <http://mashable.com> by Brenna Ehrlich on 12/1/10
Facebook and social media have been blamed for a lot of ills of late — divorce <http://mashable.com/2009/12/22/facebook-divorce/> , teens run wild <http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101109/ap_on_he_me/us_med_teens_texting> and even asthma attacks <http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101119/hl_afp/healthlifestylemediafacebookasthmaoffbeat> . Good thing YourTango is out with a PSA warning us all about the hazards of social media addiction.
In case the campy outfits didn’t tip you off, this PSA is a parody of the anti-drug films we were all forced to watch back in the ’80s and early ’90s. YourTango <http://www.yourtango.com/201064181/social-media-addiction-are-you-risk> — a lifestyle brand focused on love and relationships — put out a similar video in 2009, “Facebook Manners And You,” <http://mashable.com/2009/04/22/facebook-manners/> which was a Webby Honoree for best comedy short <http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current_honorees.php?media_id=97&category_id=99&season=14> and best writing <http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current_honorees.php?media_id=97&category_id=148&season=14> .
“Given how ubiquitous the social media frenzy has become, we were eager to address its impact on users’ relationships – YourTango’s raison d’être is to filter life through the prism of love and relationships, after all,” says YourTango CEO and founder Andrea Miller. “We couldn’t resist the opportunity to have fun and go a little over the top by parodying the phenomenon.”
Despite the potentially over-the-top format, this vid is rather entertaining — watch as @CoolMomKaren gets hooked on Twitter, FarmVille, and the like and alienates her husband, @MustacheDanny, and son @DarrenSpaceCamp. Something to think about when you pull out your Android to play Angry Birds <http://mashable.com/2010/11/29/angry-birds-christmas/> at the table this holiday season.
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