Maybe it’s a sign of success when Jon Stewart decides your social network is big enough to mock. Mock he did to Google+ last night on The Daily Show, ironically on the same night that Google+ won an award at The Crunchies.
The Daily Show send-up happened when Stewart was talking about US presidential candidates pandering for votes. President Barack Obama’s recent hangout on Google+ was seen as part of that pandering.
Barack Obama was conducting a virtual town hall on Google Plus. Yes, Google Plus. Or as all Gmail users know it, WTF is that thing up there? Is there any way I can turn that off?
Here’s the video:
Stewart then went on to mock some of the questions Obama received, in particular being asked to dance.
On the plus side, hey, at least The Daily Show viewers know about Google+ now. And it’s in good social media company for being mocked.
As a regular Daily Show viewer, I’ve seen Stewart poke at Facebook and Twitter, as well. Here’s when he took on Twitter back in 2009, or at least twittering politicians:
How about that Crunchie? Nominated for Best Social Application, Google+ beat Facebook, Instagram, Path and Twitter.
Google’s social chief Vic Gundotra posted the picture of the award notice above, appropriately enough, on Google Plus.