What does comedian Louis C.K. think about social media? “Well I kinda hate it,” he told Conan O’Brien on his late night show last week. “I think it’s awful.” Louis C.K. has Twitter for his own selfish self-promotional reasons, but he doesn’t follow anyone, doesn’t care what other people have to say and, in short, thinks that Twitter has led to a world in which nobody is able to take in life unless it’s through a computer or mobile device.
This hilarious segment from Conan’s interview with Louis C.K. is going viral this week among social media enthusiasts and Twitter-holics. It’s funny, but there’s also a lot of truth to what Louis C.K.has to say. How many times have you paid money to see one your favorite performers live, only to watch the whole thing through your phone while you record video to “prove” you were there, or taken pictures instead of taking in a beautiful sunrise of sunset?
Check out the video below for some laughs, but also take a minute to really think about what Louis C.K. is saying. Do you think he’s got a valid point? Will you think twice before grabbing your phone the next time you see something really cool?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.