"Dear Today Show," writes Andrea Smith in her recent obliteration of the popular morning show's hosts, "It's not OK to know nothing about social media or the internet anymore. I couldn't agree more. I happened to catch the offending banter live as it aired and I made the comment to my husband, "How can all 3 of the hosts of NBC's morning show be so completely clueless about social media?"
Here's the clip, if you missed it. Skip straight to 2:20 for the bewildered repartee.
Granted, Willie states "Clearly, we're not the panel to have analyzed this story" and Savannah's ending note of "What's the take-away? We don't know either." Duh. Right?
As Andrea Smith says in her article;
"Reading the news and then proclaiming you don’t understand any part of it is the epitome of failure. Social media and digital technology is no longer news; it’s part of the way we live our lives, how we communicate, how business is conducted. Kids use technology to learn in school, to get their entertainment, to compete in the world. They don’t call it technology; they call it life. Saying "I don’t get it, so I will just skip this part of a global revolution" is like saying "I don’t know how to drive a car so I'll keep riding my horse and buggy to work." Technology is not something we can choose to ignore."
You can read Andrea Smith's entire Mashable.com article here.