Well, boys and girls, the highly controversial "indoctrination speech" to our nation's students is over.
I admit I did not watch the full speech.
But I have been following the coverage (CNN for those who care about sources).
Here's what I saw. I saw the POTUS come right out and say that students should be very careful about what they post on FaceBook because it can come back to haunt them in the future.
Now, astute hub readers will recognize this for what it is: It's a thinly veiled plot to control the media. Yessir. Keep our kids off that non-government-controlled FaceBook. Way too dangerous. FaceBook is clearly not part of the 'liberal media' and thus must be squashed at all costs.
Just another example of his anti-capitalist (read: COMMUNIST) agenda. Shocking that he would be so brazen, especially in light of the incredible outpouring of public outrage over him speaking to students in the first place!!!
i'm so glad we have a president to not only bail us out when we screw up, but parent our children for us too.
I have a lot of employees and recruit often.
Amazing what you can find by just Googling a person's name. So, in a way I agree with Obama, be careful what you post in public, it may just drop you off of my and many other employer's interview lists. Some of this stuff you can remove, but it appears archived somewhere else, so it may be around forever. With the wrong stuff lying around, your wonderful media can destroy you, should you ever land in a high profile position.
And, I don't give a hoot about the media, just trying to help my fellow Citizens.
We are agreed, Jellyrug. Was looking to get a rise out of the chicken littles among us.
Thanks for posting. The internet is NOT our friend if we think we can hide our exploits from people we'd rather not know about them! MM
Oh no. You would need to do at least 1,000 posts against the President and his policies before you could even be considered for Chicken Little status!
Facebook must be accountable for at least a small part of the drop in western productivity. In my last job, people were on facebook all day.
I guess that Obama will be rating down my 'How To Use Facebook At School' hub
I watched bits & pieces today. I asked my son if they saw the speech & he said it wasn't mentioned once in school today.
Facebook first, then on to the Hub, god forbid he go into the political forum, he'd ban it for life & probably jail a few people - I'm being my ole sarcastic self here..hehehe
I like Facebook and I actually thought the Pres was on there, somewhere
MM, You are adorable ,luv that humor
The comment about being careful on FaceBook was not part of the actual speech. It was in response to a direct question from a student who said he wanted to have Obama's job when he gets older. Did Obama have any advice?
I thought it was pretty sage advice. But then, I am not a FaceBook shareholder:-)
Oh come on, Eaglekiwi,
Don't you think Barack Hussein Obama is just waiting for an opportunity to jump into the fray here with us and .....
I must admit that despite being English I caught quite a lot of the publicity etc around this speech. I couldn't see anything wrong with what Obama said about using Facebook carefully - there are often stories in the UK about people who have posted inappropriate things on Facebook and it has resulted in them losing their jobs.
I also know several people who have not got jobs, at least partly due to Facebook and other online profiles, for the information contained within. Finally this says nothing about the recent craze (well according to UK media at least) for less appropriate photos (eg nudity etc) being posted by young teenagers on their/their friends pages.
Tbh I couldn't see anything wrong with the speech. Finally if Obama is a communist I'm a coonskin cap!
Hi Bristol Boy!
Your comments are entirely reasonable and appropriate. In other words, they really do not belong here on the Politics Forum, where hysterical screeching and name-calling are the rule of the day.
I deliberately did not pepper my original post with smilies because I figured anyone who knows my politics would know I was being completely facetious.
If you look -- and you don't have to look far -- you will see a plethora of hubs and forum threads related to this Obama speech with a whole, whole bunch of het-up hubbers making a whole, whole bunch of accusations about Obama.
As to FaceBook, I'm so glad it was not around when I was young and feeling invincible:O
Thanks for posting! MM
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