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SNL's Seth Meyers riffs on social media at Buddy Media's event

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On Tuesday night, social media agency Buddy Media threw an event at Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan. The party, which had the tagline “Social Media is No Laughing Matter,” featured a great performance by Seth Meyers of SNL fame.

Meyers and CEO of Buddy Media, Mike Lazerow, were roommates in college.

Unlike many industry party standup routines, Meyers's was actually funny. He knew just how to read the crowd and used just enough profanity to keep the audience on their toes. He jabbed at the social media channel and had most of the room in hysterics.

At one point he told all those in the room that were offended by social media jokes to “go home where they're more comfortable.”

Among my favorite one-liners were the ones aimed at MySpace, which, as we all know, has lost a large amount of the social networking market share to Facebook.

Meyers called MySpace “the Internet's Bronx” and “the abandoned amusement park of the Internet.” He also noted that if MySpace were a celebrity, it'd be on Dancing with the Stars.

He riffed on Foursquare, ChatRoulette and Google Buzz—of which he said its best quality is that it's the first social network that doesn't distract people at work.

“Social media is the instantaneous exchange of knowledge,” Meyers continued. “It's the democratization of information. It surrounds us. It penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. No wait I'm sorry…that's The Force. Social media is how a 12-year old stranger can call my vacation photos gay.”

Good stuff.


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