Hilarious Video Sheds Light On Social Networking In The Workplace

By Megan O'Neill 

This morning a hilarious short film is making the rounds on Facebook that takes a look at just how ridiculous social networking in the workplace (and in the rest of our lives for that matter) has become.  The video, written and directed by Sameer Acharya, is called ‘Have I Shared Too Much?’ and features a guy going into a job interview and being asked not about what he can offer as a potential hire but, rather, what he does on social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

The interviewee is asked everything from why he’s recommended five people on LinkedIn and nobody has recommended him to why he likes Justin Bieber and why he’s following Kim and Courtney Kardashian on Twitter but not Chloe, and whether or not he really camped out to see Twilight.  At the same time, the three “consultants” interviewing him argue about their own social media snafus.

Sameer Acharya told Shea Bennett of AllTwitter, “I started writing the film last summer after reading several articles, and watching news reports about the paranoia of social media.  Prospective job applicants were becoming increasingly weary that their online posts could potentially cost them career opportunities.”  ‘Have I Shared Too Much?’ gets all these paranoid thoughts out on the table in twelve minutes of utter hilarity.

Social media enthusiasts—this is twelve minutes that you won’t want to miss.  The acting is great, the script is great, and the concept will really make you take a step back and ask yourself, “What has this world come to?”  Check out the video below and let us know what you think.  Do you find yourself judging people based on their social media profiles?  Do you think judging potential employees based on their personal social media accounts is fair?

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.