Panel - Social Media Anxieties & Violent Videos

December 9, 2015 - China's Smog Alert & The Social Media Age 12/09/2015 Views: 27,858

Q, Rory Albanese and Robin Thede discuss the ways that social media and the Internet continue to change the world, both for better and for worse. (7:28)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

I'M HERE WITH MY PANEL, FIRST UPNIGHTLY SHOW CONTRIBUTER RORY

ALBANESE.

(APPLAUSE)ALSO NIGHTLY SHOW CONTRIBUTOR

ROBIN THEDE.

AND HE'S THE FOUNDER AND C.E.O.

OF WORLDSTAR, HIP-HOP Q!

Q.

WHAT'S UP?

FOR EVERYONE AT HOME JOIN OURCONVERSATION RIGHT NOW ON

TWITTER@NIGHTLY SHOW USING THEHASHTAG TONIGHTLY.

HERE IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANTTO TALK ABOUT, I'M SO GLAD ARE

YOU HERE, Q, YOU ARE SUCH A BIGPRESENCE ON THE INTERNET.

SO ONE OF THE TERRORISTS IN THERECENT SAN BERNARDINO THING, SHE

ACTUALLY PLEDGED HER ALLEGIANCETO ISIS ON FACEBOOK.

NOW WE ALL KNOW SOCIAL MEDIA HASCHANGED THE WORLD BUT I WANT TO

KNOW HOW MUCH DO WE THINK IT'SCHANGING IT FOR THE GOOD OR IS

IT CHANGING IT FOR THE BAD?

>> I MEAN, IT'S CHANGING FOR,EITHER/OR.

I THINK IT'S PRETTY MUCH SHOWSYOU THAT WHAT THE WORLD IS GOING

THROUGH, SHOWS YOU A REFLECTIONOF WHAT IS GOING ON OUTSIDE.

AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN EMBRACE ITOR JUST HIDE IN YOUR HOUSE, YOU

KNOW.

CUT THE LIGHTS OFF.

>> THE PROBLEM WITH HIDING INYOUR HOUSE IS YOU GO ON SOCIAL

MEDIA AND YOU GET SCARED, YOUKNOW WHAT I MEAN.

I CAN'T EVEN GO AWAY FROM IT.

BUT I DO THINK, ANY TIME THEREIS SOMETHING NEW, A NEW FORM OF

COMMUNICATION PEOPLE ARE ALITTLE SCARED OF IT IT'S NOT

EVEN THAT NEW ANY MORE.

BUT THE IDEA, YOU FIGURE WHENMORSE CODE CAME ALONG, GUYS

WERE LIKE SELLING PIGEONS FORINFORMATION, YOU KNOW WHAT I

MEAN.

AND CARRIERS, GUYS SENT SMOKESIGNALS WHAT IS THE [BLEEP] WITH

THE PIGEONS.

>> Larry: CAVE DRAWINGS.

BUT ORIGINAL MARATHON GUY WHOJUST RAN AND [BLEEP] PEOPLE, YOU

KNOW.

SO ITS ALWAYS FEELS LIKE IT'SSCARY, YOU KNOW.

BUT I THINK AT THE END OF THEDAY IT'S STILL BETTER THAN NOT

HAVING IT.

>> SHOULD WE BE AFRAID OF SOCIALMEDIA RIGHT NOW?

>> I'M SCARE OF CAT PHISHING.

THAT'S BAD.

BUT I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN I FEEL LIKE ISN'T ITBETTER TO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE

THAT SHE WAS AFFILIATED WITHISIS.

>> Larry: YEAH, NO, TRUE.

>> THAN NOT.

>> AND THEN YOU CAN POKE HER,YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN THERE IS A

WAY TO REALLY GET BACK AT HER.

>> Larry: POKE HER.

>> YEAH, ULTIMATE REVENGE.

>> Larry: WHAT DO YOU IMAGINEPOKING ACTUALLY.

>> I DON'T KNOW, BUT FOR HER,THERE WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT

WAS A THING THAT WOULD BE HOT, IKNOW THAT.

IT WOULD HURT, IT WOULD BEPAINFUL.

>> Larry: I FEEL LIKE A LOT OFIT BLURS THE LINES OF WHAT IS

REAL.

ON YOUR SITE, YOU SAY THATCANNOT BE REAL.

>> PEOPLE SEND IN ALL OF THATSTUFF TO YOU, RIGHT.

>> ALL THE TIME.

WE GET SUB MISSIONS FROM ALLOVER, LIKE FROM THE E-MAILS.

>>WHAT'S THE CURATIONPROCESS LIKE

>> I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THATFIGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

THOSE TWO LACROSSE PLAYERSWEREN'T DRUNK ENOUGH.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE SHOULD POSTIT.

>> WE KEEP IT REAL, THAT IS WHATMAKES IT SO-- .

>> Larry: DO YOU HAVE A LINEYOU DRAW.

>> WE TRY NOT TO SHOW ANY TYPEOF, LIKE SOME KIND OF CRAZY

[BLEEP] WHERE SOMEONE-- DID YOUJUST SAY WORLDSTAR DOESN'T

[BLEEP] LIKE.

>> EXPLOSIONS OR SUICIDE.

>> OH, OH.

>> LIKE SUICIDE.

YOU HAD IT, YOU KNOW.

>> PEOPLE SEND THAT LEVEL OFSTUFF TO YOU.

>> WE GET BEHEADINGS.

>> WHAT IS THE MORNING MEETINGLIKE, JUST.

>> WHO SENT BEHEADINGS.

>> FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WEGET VIDEOS.

>> Larry: BEHEADINGS AREHAPPENING EVERYWHERE NOW?

>> YEAH.

>> THE CRAZY THING-- .

>> Larry: BEHEADINGS ARE ATHING EVERYWHERE.

>> BUT SEE, WE ARE NOT SHOWINGTHAT WORLDSTAR HAS CLASS.

>> YEAH, NO-- VERY GOOD, KUDOS,I HAVE A QUESTION.

SO WORLDSTAR IS KNOWN FOR FIGHTVIDEOS, RIGHT.

LET'S JUST BE REAL, THAT IS HOWI USE IT, IF ARE YOU WATCHING,

YOU WANT TO SEE.

>> SHE POSTS A LOT OF FIGHT,WHERE AM I GOING TO POST MY

FIGHT VIDEOS.

>> NO BUT LIKE MY QUESTION IS,AND THIS IS REAL.

IS WORLDSTAR CURATING IT ORENCOURAGING THE FIGHT CULTURE

BECAUSE LIKE I WAS OUT IN THEVILLAGE IN NEW YORK CITY, RIGHT,

ON HALLOWEEN, AND A DUDE DRESDUP AS JESUS AND A DUDE DRESSED

UP AS SUPERMARIO, GOT IN AFIGHT.

AND MY FIRST REACTION WAS TOBACK UP.

BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO CATCH ASTRAY PUNCH.

MY FRIEND PULLED OUT A PHONE,AND WAS LIKE WORLDSTAR!

>> WAIT, HOLD ON.

BETTER QUESTION, WHO WON?

LIKE I WANT.

>> JESUS OR SUPERMARIO, THAT SAYGOOD FIGHT.

>> JESUS DID NOT WIN.

HE TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK.

>> Larry: ARE YOU TRYING TOSAY-- EXCUSE ME?

>> I LOVE THAT.

I LOVE THAT I LOVE MARIO, JUSTLIKE-- BUT MARIO OPENS THE PIPE

AND FLOODS THE STREETS AND JESUSWALKS ACROSS THE WATER.

WHAT ELSE YOU GOT, MARIO.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, IT'SLIKE-- .

>> Larry: I DON'T KNOW IF ITENCOURAGES-- PEOPLE WERE DOING

THAT [BLEEP] ALL THE TIME.

NOW IT IS JUST A PLACE FOR THEMTO SEE IT.

>> ST ON WORLD STAR IF SOMEBODYFALLS OR FIGHTS.

IT'S NOT JUST FOR FIGHTING.

>> Larry: IT'S FOR FALLING.

>> YEAH.

>> ANYBODY IS WELCOME, ANYBODYSAY LITTLE BIT.

>> IT'S LIKE A BATTLE CRY.

SOMETHING FUNNY, YOU HAVE TO SAYWORLDSTAR.

>> Larry: DO YOU THINK WE'REBECOMING NUMB TO HORRIBLE

THINGS.

BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUTBEHEADINGS, IT HAPPENS SO MUCH.

I DON'T EVEN HAVE A DESIRE, I'MNOT EVEN CURIOUS OR WANT TO HEAR

ABOUT IT, THAT'S HORRIBLE.

I FEEL REALLY BAD ABOUT IT BUTNOT THE CURIOSITY I WOULD HAVE

WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOODTHING.

>> AMERICA LOVES VIOLENT.

THEIR TOP SPORTS, FOOTBALL,BOXING, WE LOVE TO SEE SOMEBODY

ELSE GET [BLEEP] KNOCKED OFF,THAT IS THE WAY IT, THE COUNTRY

IS BUILT ON VIOLENCE AND WE'RENOT GETTING RID OF GUN CONTROL.

WE WOULD LIKE TO GET GUN CONTROLBUT I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF

AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO GET RIDOF THEIR GUNS.

THIS COUNTRY IS BUILT ON THAT.

BUT THAT'S ANOTHER ARGUMENT TOTALK ABOUT.

BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS, MAN.

YOU EITHER STAY HERE AND DEALWITH IT OR GO TO CANADA, GET THE

[BLEEP] OUT.

>> Larry: EVEN WHEN WE DO,EVEN WHEN WE DO HAVE LIKE YOU'RE

RIGHT, BECAUSE EVEN WHEN WE HAVEWAR, RIGHT, LIKE WHEN WE GO TO

WAR WHICH IS LIKE EVERY SIXMONTHS, BUT WE ALWAYS TELEVISED

AND THEY'RE ALWAYS LIKE CHECKOUT THESE, LIKE I DON'T WANT TO

SEE THAT THING BLOW UP

>> Larry: EVEN JONES STRIKESARE REMOTE THAT IS NOT EVEN A

PHYSICAL ENGAGEMENT.

THAT IS SOMEBODY IN TENNESSEE ORSOMETHING.

>> YEAH, YEAH, ARE YOU ONINSTAGRAM ON THIS HAND AND

BOMBING PEOPLE-- .

>> Larry: YEAH, SERIOUSLY.

>> I MEAN THAT'S THE WORLD WE'RELIVING.

>> I MEAN OUR FRIENDS, WE HAVEVIRTUAL FRIENDS WHO YOU LIKE.

>> YEAH.

>> I KNOW, I KNOW, I'M SOUNDINGLIKE OLD GRAND PA LARRY.

>> IT'S TIME FOR THE GAME WECALL KEEP IT HUNDRED.

>> Larry: YOU KNOW WHAT THATEXPRESSION MEANS IT MEANS KEEP

IT 100% REAL, KEEP IT A HUNDRED.

AND IF YOU KEEP IT A HUNDRED YOUGET A STICKER IF YOU DON'T I

WILL THROW SOME WEAK TEA. YOUKNOW HOW THE GAME GOES.

YOU READY?

>> I'M READY.

>> Larry: ALL RIGHT, YOU GET AVIDEO OF YOUR MOM.

>> OKAY.

>> Larry.

>> I'M TRYING TO ENVISION THAT,YOU KNOW, SHE PICKING APPLES

YOU'VE TREE OR SOMETHING.

>> Larry: GETTING KNOCKED OUT.

>> KNOCKED OUT.

OH.

>> Larry: OKAY.

RONDZA ROUSEY STYLE.

>> OH, MAN.

>> Larry: GUARANTEED 300MILLION HITS, IF YOU POST THIS.

DO YOU PUT THE VIDEO UP?

>> MOST DEFINITELY.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Larry: YOU GOT TO GET THREEFOR, THAT HE GET 3-S00 ON THAT

ONE.

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