Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Vids That Make You Go Hmmmm . . . Day 2

Category: Funny/Informative
Theme: Social Media

 
                                                   "Look at this Instagram"- YouTube

  
 
VS.
 
 
"Social Media Experiment- Jack Vale" - YouTube

 
 
Post Video Quick-write:
 
"So hell-bent on documenting" 
 
Is it a good thing that we are obsessed with documenting the smallest details of our lives on social media? Why/why not?
 


38 comments:

Caitlin Graham said...

I think that the Instagram video parody was extremely funny. I think that even though it was funny it made you realize that nothing you post on Instagram is original even though you think it might be. I don't understand how some people document everything about there life. Or how they post things on Instagram that are so meaningless. Like I think documenting your life is important everyone should be able to remember things about their life but to be honest I don't think anybody really cares about half the things people post on their Instagram

Kendra Smith said...

I think that "Look at this Instagram" was the winner for me, the song kept me hooked and it was really funny... but true. This song pretty much sums up every instagram account I follow and my own. The song was extremely creative and I love how they reenacted everything as well. I think that our obsession with posting everything on social media is a good thing. They're almost like online scrapbooks and they will always be there. When you're older you are able to look back to this point in your life and see how it was.

Jeremy Woods said...

I liked the first video better because I thought it was funnier. The second was creepier, but it makes you think about what you post on social media. I think that documenting details of our lives on the internet is a good thing, but only to an extent. It's good that we can tell our family and friends details of our lives all at once in a very short time, but it's not good when you're posting every detail of your life. There are some things that should be kept to ourselves and those should stay private. Anyone can read what you post at anytime and we should keep that in mind.

Michelle Zhou said...

I enjoyed the social experiment video more because I like watching videos about experiments. The music video was good too, but I didn't find it as entertaining (also, the girl's voice was annoying).

"So hell-bent on documenting" is true because nowadays, our generation is too focused on taking pictures of everything rather than enjoying the moment. When you're on vacation, you should be relaxing and enjoying it, not worried about catching everything on film. As nice as photos are, you only need a couple to show people; not everyone wants to see what you ate at each meal or 100 pictures of the beach. You want to remember it by the experience, not by photos.

Personally, I used to instagram a lot, but I've cut down because I realize that I should keep my life more private & nobody really cares about what I ate for breakfast that day.

Materialistic things only last so long, whereas memories last a lifetime.

Harrison Johnson said...

The music video wins. It was funny and also spot on, every single things people take pictures of goes on Instagram. " people do document every day of thier lives it's pretty weird cause there are people know all these private part of your life and you get mad for no reason. Don't put it if you can't handle others opinions.}

Bethany Rempel said...

I like the "Look at this instagram" video the best. I like it because it was entertaining but also sadly because it is true. I like that they made it as sort of a joke and a parody of the Nickle Back song but it also kind of makes you realize that nothing you're posting is really that great. Personally I don't think there's a ton of harm in posting on instagram other then the obvious fact that it takes up a lot of time that could be used for other things. But we really are "hell-bent on documenting" and its kind of pathetic.. or funny.. not really sure which, maybe both. We act like it's this big deal how many followers we have on things like instagram or twitter but honestly decades from now or even a couple years from now we're just gonna have a crap load of pictures that no one really cares about. All that time spent for nothing. It makes us laugh when we watch the video but it is a little but sad how wrapped up in social media we all are.

Emily Pedreira said...

I enjoyed the "Look at this instagram" video the most, its a good reminder how unoriginal we can be with our social media, and how much all our posts really don't matter. I know that I go through my instagram on a daily basis and think to myself how stupid some peoples posts are but I'm posting the exact same thing. I will definitely be thinking of this video before I post something again. As for obsessing over documenting little details of our lives on social media, I don't think it is a good thing, the only reason it is done is for attention when many things can be kept to ourselves. I understand posting important life events that you want friends and family to see, but nobody really needs to know what I ate for lunch. I don't mean to say this and accuse people of doing this, because I do it myself, and I think it's wrong. As I said before I will definitely be thinking of these videos before posting something next!

Cody Calcutt said...

I think the first video is the winer because it was so funny to watch and it tells you a story.

Rebecca Roger said...

I think that the Nickleback parody was a more entertaining video, but the Social Media Experiment video had a better message. It showed how easy it is for strangers to access your personal information and how dangerous it can be, and it's not hard at all for people to cyber stalk you. I think this was a good way to get some people aware of that and to kind of warn them and get them to be more cautious about what they post. Especially the current location feature on your posts.
I don't know if posting everything little detail of your life is really a good thing. On one hand, it's kind of neat to see what people are up to and what kind of things they're doing in their day, but a lot of things people post, a majority of people don't really care about. Like what you just made for dinner, a picture of your shoes in the grass, a billion pictures of the jets game you're at, etc. Social media is a neat tool up until a certain point. Too much is a little bit excessive and annoying. Also, if you have something to post, just post it once. Don't post 27 different pictures of the same thing all in a row. Some people really overuse social media.

Carly Bretecher said...

I think that they were both very interesting and eye-opening videos, but I personally think that the second one won, simply because it was cool to see how people don't realize that what you post is out there- forever, and it's hard to get it back. Made me think twice about what I'm going to post on Facebook or Instagram.
As for the quote from the first video, our obsession is a little bit scary. I'm definitely guilty on this one, but who cares what you had for breakfast? If it was really cool from a fancy restaurant or with a friend, then it's okay I guess, but if it's toast and eggs and ham... seriously? That's nothing out of the ordinary. I am just as guilty as the next person for posting stupid things, but it's cool to see how many stupid things we post, and how often we can reveal so much through so little.

Brendan Bretecher said...

I like the fact that we document everything, and take pictures of everything and show every last detail. Our culture is obsessed with documenting and capturing... stuff! not significant or important stuff, just... stuff, and I like that in-fact, I like anything that is excessive. Excessive violence, excessive human behavior, excessive religion, all that good stuff! So I guess I choose this video, it conveyed a very interesting message and hey, maybe one day when something actually important happens, we'll put down the camera and take action, or we'll sit there like morons and document it.

Katherine Gursky said...

I think the Social Media Experiment video was better. It made me realize that whatever I post on instagram, twitter or facebook a total stranger could see. That kind of scares me. I don't have anything to hide, which is why I'm not private on any of my accounts, but after watching that video I'm starting to think maybe I should be? I wouldn't want a complete stranger coming up to me and telling me personal things about myself. I don't think it's a good thing in general how we rely so much on technology and documenting the smallest details of our lives. I think there should be some mystery to everyone. I mean that's the whole reason we want to become friends with people, so we can get to know them. It wouldn't be any fun if we already knew every little detail about them already.

Paige Harrington said...

I think between the two, I prefered the Parody video. I found it funnier and more entertaining to watch, although it didn't really send a message about privacy or social networks. It was still more enjoyable to watch. The Experiment did send a message though, the idea will stick with me and helped me to ee how much somebody can really know about you.
I don't think it's a good or bad thing really. It can be bad in the sense that random people can get our information, but it can also be good because friends and family can get our information. I wouldn't say it was a good thing, but it isn't exactly a terrible thing either.

colin said...

I think that the second video was better because it was funny watching how people reacted when a stranger would know so much about them without realizing that they posted it on social media. The best part of the video was when the guy was saying he was going to call the cops even after the guy told him that he found all the infromation on twitter and instagram. I don't think people really realize what they're posting when the update their lives so frequently on the internet or they just assume that the only people who are going to care are their friends. those are the kind of the assumptions that go along with social media. no one ever thinks that a creep is going to follow them and start rememebering all of their personal infromation. so I can see how the people in the video we're so freaked out.

Casey Clair said...

To me I think the Social Media Experiment wins. I thought it was so hilarious how people didn’t really figure it out right away and all of their reactions to this guy knowing lots of things about these complete strangers. It also made me laugh when that one guy said it was “an invasion of privacy” because once you put something on the internet, it’s no longer private no matter what. Anyone has access to it. I felt it was a funny video that also had a point and that’s why it wins to me.

I do not think it’s good to post things on social media sites all the time. I myself usually try to keep things within my own friends or people I know like on Facebook. On other sites I just make sure I don’t post or share anything that could feel like someone could stalk me or that gives too much away about private things like where I live or my cell number. As long as you stay safe like that and know what you’re doing, I don’t really see the harm in sharing things online for others to see. I’m just always really cautious with what I post or share because anyone can find you like in the Social Media Experiment.

Ashlyn Erickson said...

I like the second video the most because it's crazy to see the element of surprise people have when Jack approaches them. I think the video makes you think more about how much privacy you lose when you use social media. I believe it's okay to document certain things about your life in moderation. It depends on how much privacy you really desire. It's cool to post pictures or comments about things that means something to you, because that actually makes people interested. If the idea of people knowing where you were last week makes you uncomfortable, then don't post that information where everyone can see.

Kellie J said...

I personally liked the first video better. I think it proves a point better than the second one and I find the second one kind of creepy. After watching the first video, I realized how dumb instagram can be sometimes but I thought it was funny at the same time. For the phrase "So hell-bent on documenting," I don't know if I totally agree with that. My thinking and mindset doesn't revolve around posting on instagram so I wouldn't consider myself, or a lot of people "hell-bent on documenting."

Annika Slimon said...

I believe the Nickleback Parody Video was humorous and kind of made you think about how stupid the pictures most of us post on instagram really are.
Though to me, the Social Media Experiment was a lot more effective when it comes to thinking about what you post, and put out for anyone in the world to see. Especially when it comes to adding your location on your posts, do you really want some random stranger to know who you are, what you do, etc, but then to top it all off where to find you?
I wouldn't exactly say my generations obsession with documenting the smallest details of our lives on social media is exactly a good or a bad thing. Sometimes I guess it does get a little ridiculous with the things we post and how often we feel the need to post, but if you are smart about it or if you are okay with putting all that out for anyone to see, why not?

Alaya Smeaton said...

I really liked the second one (the guy who creeped peoples Instagram). The reason why i think i liked that one better is because it was so creepy yet so true. I don't think we realize how much we document our lives and post everything for the world to see, so that video was definitely an eye opener. I also very much enjoyed the parody of instagram because it was really funny and the words were very true as well, but as far as which one made me think the most, the second one definitely wins.
I'm not sure i would classify documenting the smallest details of our lives a good thing or a bad thing. The reasoning behind that is because i don't think it hurts to post some small detail for your friends to see, but at the same time it could be harmful for those people out there that can access all of your information just by what you post. I think that we should be responsible of what we post, and thing twice before posting something.

Jared Courchene said...

The second video of the guy going around talking about the random people social media sites was a better and more intriguing video because the amount of things you can learn about a person through those sites is ridiculous and is shown in his video. I think its not a good thing because of the amount very small/annoying things that one could post in a single day. It usually really grinds my gears when I see things like that on my social media sites.

Ashton fogarty said...

I think that the first video was better because it was a lot more funny then the second one and was more memorable with the music, I think that it was very accurate to what people use social media for. Instead of focusing on the littlest things in our every day lives like, selfies, nails and how many likes you get on a picture, we should focus on whats really important like your friends and family. Its crazy how in highschool you can look at somebodys instagram and see how cool they are by the amount of likes they get on a picture.

Bailey said...

I think the social media experiment wins. I thought it was really funny how people had no clue why this stranger they didnt know was coming up to them asking them personal questions and knowing things about their lives that a stranger shouldnt know. It made me really realize that nothing is private when you put it on the internet. Almost anyone can find out personal information about you and that is really scary. The one guy that said it was "an invasion of privacy" is wrong. He put that stuff on the internet for everyone to see so next time he should think before he puts something on the internet that he doesnt want others to see.

Madelaine Lapointe said...

I really liked the "Look at this Instagram" video because it is so true or how Instagram users literally take pictures of every single thing they do. It made me laugh because I have seen many people out on the streets or at restaurants taking pictures of clouds or their food and I think to myself, is that really necessary? This video reminded me of many accounts I follow on Instagram, including my own. This video made me realize how caught up we are in documenting every moment, rather than enjoying it to it's fullest. I don't think people should quit documenting things with videos or pictures, because honestly it is their lives and sometimes it's nice to share things with friends and family. Also, since picture and video sharing is a huge part of our generation it's more difficult to all together stop. I don't think it is necessary to document every single detail in your life though... I think most people have to know when to draw the line with what they post because there are more people seeing your posts than you think.

Colby Kiss said...

I thought the first video was much more humorous, but I the second sent a much better message. I would have to say I like the second video more just because I couldnt imagine some random person coming up to me and knowing my name, as well as knowing different aspects of my life... I dont think it is a good thing that we document such small things in our life because there isnt much that is private anymore, but at the same time I think its neat that people are becoming famous and that you can see what your friends are up too at the click of a button.

Taryn Wichenko said...

I thought that the "Look at this Instagram" was very funny and quite accurate, so I think I enjoyed that one more. However, I think that the one that makes you more conscientious about what exactly you put on social media sites was the social media experiment. It would scare me to think that someone would be able to have a conversation to me just by using things I've posted. And no, I don't think it's a good thing that people document their lives, I feel personally it's a waste of time for the most part and a bore to people who have to filter through the mundane details of everyone's lives. It's also a safety issue. In the second video we clearly saw that anyone can get a hold of that information, even people who have malicious intents. So no, I don't think it is a good thing people are obsessed with documenting every detail of their lives.

Shelby Yankoski said...

Both videos kept my attention, I enjoyed watching them. I found the most funny/informative was the Social Media Experiment -Jack Vale because he really put in perspective for me how easy it is for someone to find out lots about you. You really don't know who knows what about you and from where they found it. We post so much on social media sites we forget who could see it all. Some of the peoples reactions were them laughing which showed how they weren't concerned at all how at all how this stranger knew there names or their type pf dog or who's birthday it is while others did react in a way they were concerned about this stranger and the information the stranger knew about them. Some peoples reactions were funny because they were so confused at what was going on.
I think personally it is a good thing documenting the smallest details of our lives because its something to keep you busy, it can let other people know whats going on in your life, especially for friends who may be further away. I see no harm in showing the world what we had to eat or saw on our walk to school.

Danielle Robak said...

I personally liked the social media experiment video more. I enjoyed this one more because it got me thinking. It made me realize that nothing is private and that it is possible for an actual stranger to be able to tell you about yourself. the first video didnt really catch my attention. Sure it was funny because it was a parody of a song but the second one made more sense to me. I thought it was funny how everyone was scared and surprised that the guy knew information about them. Apparently not everyone knows that what they put on the net is visable to everyone in the world.

Casey raback said...

the social media video makes me think what happens when I do use my soical media items and how anyone can see what i do on the internet and where i am so i found that creepy.

Sierra Hill said...

I thought the experiment one was creepy but interesting with how a stranger can get that much information off social media accounts. I did like the Instgram video more just because I found it funny, and I can relate because I do a lot of those. I find it interesting how we document so much of our lives on social media. I think we all document it for different reasons. Some might be fore attention and some might be just because they are proud of some things and want to show them off. And sometimes you are eating something just too delcious you have to share it with the world ;)

Emily Neufeld said...

I think the social media experiment made it a lot more real about how unsafe we are online. I mean, don't get me wrong, the parody was pretty funny and showed how stupid we are in one sense, but the experiment made for a really good wake up call. I think that its pretty ridiculous how we tend to post every detail of our lives. We're practically inviting creeps to stalk us and what not. I mean, sure, its fun to tell everyone what's going on in our lives, to feed our desire to be listened to, but its excessive. Very. Excessive.

Selena Dyck said...

I liked the first one because it was funny, and because it was true. For most people, the things they're sharing with the world every day are pretty mundane - no one really cares what you ate for breakfast.
The second video won out for me, though. I think a lot of people don't realize how much personal information they're sharing with the world. Excessive sharing has become so normalized that people don't even really notice they're doing it until some "creep" comes up and claims to know all about them - it seems creepy until they realize that this is all information they willingly shared.

I think it's not a good thing that we are so obsessed with documenting every aspect of our personal lives. Mystery makes people more interesting.

maddie swidnicki said...

In my opinion i think the new instagram obsession id absoloutly stupid. people will make their breakfast and instead of lets say praying, THEY TAKE A PICTURE OF THEIR FOOD. i think its ridiculous! yeah sure you can put a filter and make everything you take a picture of look good but frankly i dont see why people care that much to let alone show people EVERYTHING they do, eat, have fun with , who theyre with, why do people wanna see that? like why do people insist on looking through the news feed at pointless stuff you see for yourself? instagram is stupid. thats why i dont have it. never will. thats my opinon :)

Sammy Cooper said...

I liked the social media experiment a lot; I did not realize it was that simple to track posts based on location. It was humorous and also informative, even a bit creepy. It's really interesting to think about how simple it is for anyone to find out very specific information about you simply by reading up on the electronic trail that you have created yourself. Now to think of all the ways that can be used- that is a little unsettling.
The parody about instagram was also funny, and quite accurate. It's surprising how cliche most posts are.
Social media, like much of our world has its pros and cons, but the sheer amount of information posted daily is crazy. Personally, I rarely post anything on Facebook anymore, and that is the only social media website I use on a regular, personal basis. In my opinion, people post far more than is a good idea, in some cases, despite how useful it can be.

john chua said...

I really liked the social media experiment because I realized that there is no privacy in social media and I'm shocked that strangers can see photos of me or know what I did which it's very creepy and some people of the video were shocked that the guy know who they are which I was very shocked to see. I learned to think twice before posting

Cheyenne Vermette said...

I definitely liked the Nickelback Parody video better. I thought it was funny instantly and it never failed to hold my attention. It's actually hilarious thinking about all the things I post on Instagram that are true in the video. And I think we are caught up in always documenting what we do, which isn't nescessarily a bad thing because I think it's cool to keep track of what you're doing some days and it is always cool to look back at what you were doing on that exact day. But nontheless, some people do over do it.
The second video I found was kind of hard for me to watch since I thought it was kind of boring. But it actually did make me think about what I post on those kind of sites and how easily strangers can find out certain information about me. Overall, the messase in the second video was a lot better.

Amelia Duncan said...

The first video was really funny but both the videos had very good points i really can't tell you which one I pick to be my winner between the two. I find horribly creepy how easy it was for him to find out all that personal info of all the people in the social media experiment and it's really making me reconsider how i use the app. I think that Instagram is a great way for use to use in moderation (which I sadly do not do well) to keep record of events and moments you won't want to forget like a scrapbook so to say. And it keeps people in your life who you don't get the chance to see.

Taryn Thompson said...

The first video is more of parody with a serious point underneath compared to the second video which is more blunt and straight up with the point he is trying to get across. Although I do love instagram i've been trying to stick to posts that reflect me as an individual instead of posting everything I'm doing. I think everyone should be a bit more careful about what they put out there about themselves. The second video forsure gives you a wake up call in a humorous way that any stranger can find out pretty much anything they'd like from your social media pages and location.

cindy moar said...

my favorite video was "the social media experiment because it was an eye opener , everything you upload on a social media site can be seen by anyone around the world and when its exposed on the web , there is no taking it back .
i don't believe its a good thing that we are so obsessed with uploading every little thing about our personal lives because without mystery there wont be as much excitement .