New Rule: Social Media is the New Nicotine | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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    Bill explores the concept of "brain hacking" and criticizes corporate America for marketing addictive products.

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Comments: 922

  • Nico Martinez
    Nico Martinez 8 days ago

    Ok so how do we fix it?

  • The Squid
    The Squid 11 days ago

    Bill isnt on one side. He wants whats best for us all.

    Except muslims

  • Scott William
    Scott William 16 days ago +1

    Social media is beyond stupid, the only time i use the internet is to watch free movies and tv shows, and to comment on Youtube videos like this.

  • svtlightning300
    svtlightning300 18 days ago

    how true. social media is eroding our brain cells.yet another distraction to keep people from knowledge. keep it up you dumbass americans the 1% and major corporations need your business. (i dont use social media only you tube and gmail)

  • Tobias Dubose
    Tobias Dubose Month ago

    As a person who uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, it's not that social media is bad, it's just that people who misuse it and people who spend too much time on is what makes it bad. Social media is not only the new smoking, it's also the reason why people don't get out enough and do fun things, it's the reason why false advertisment, also known as fake news, brain washes dumb and uneducated people, the reason why there is this thing going around called "Cyberbullying", and possibly the most fatal of all, meaningless relationships. All brought to you courtesy of the nickname of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Tumblr, Pinterest, and even Youtube, "SOCIAL MEDIA."

  • Kimbler Lewis
    Kimbler Lewis Month ago

    I think I jus got a Camel tow....fudge stripe

  • Alchemy Ocelot
    Alchemy Ocelot Month ago

    Skinner Marketing.

    PUTE ISLAMIQUE 2 months ago

    I wish I had a red bush and frekles on my penis

  • BlacksmithTWD
    BlacksmithTWD 2 months ago

    Not sure Bill mispoke. The food may actually make mens spines so weak they can actually go blow themselves:

  • Charlie Chaman
    Charlie Chaman 2 months ago

    Bill criticized superhero movies, yet was in Iron Man 3
    Bill criticizes social media, yet he has a twitter account.

    I believe the word for that is hypocrite.

  • Charlie Chaman
    Charlie Chaman 2 months ago

    I have no mobile phone, I do not want one, and social media is really anti social media.

  • Charlton Blake
    Charlton Blake 2 months ago

    Great job not pandering to the liberal, social media lovers that no doubt love your show. It is better to be critical of ourselves and our weaknesses than to pretend that there is no problem.

  • Farmácia Curante
    Farmácia Curante 2 months ago

    Love your shows! from Brazil with love.

  • OrdinaryPen
    OrdinaryPen 2 months ago

    There are people in the comments section getting defensive, which is funny because it reminds me when I used to get defensive when people pointed out that social media was a problem. lol

    I just use social media from my laptop and not my phone because it's less distracting. To me it's no different than junk food, really. You can eat junk food but it's not healthy to consume it every day.

  • rama ken
    rama ken 2 months ago

    Bill Maher finally admitted we have a soul

  • skyrimcat9416
    skyrimcat9416 2 months ago

    Bill Maher is spot on about how social media glorifies our own narcissism and self-obsession.  It's too bad he has became nothing but a globalist shill for the modern left.

  • V
    V 2 months ago

    The dumbing down of America continues. Social media is poison like tv or religion.

  • Schizophonic92
    Schizophonic92 2 months ago

    The problem is not techonology itself, it's how much we use it.
    That's what Bill is trying to address.
    And it's not equivalent to books. I still have to see people having an incident because they were reading a book.
    Now in my country if you're caught using your telephone while driving you get a fine and you driving license is suspended for some time. Do you know why we came to this decision? Too many people were having incidents because they were distracted by their beloved telephone or ipad.
    Yes, keep saying that it's the same with books.

  • Vicky Bryan
    Vicky Bryan 2 months ago

    this is why I'm surprised that companies like facebook, Google, Twitter, etc don't pay the phone companies subsidies to make sure people can have unlimited data without the slowdown speeds.

  • Christopher George
    Christopher George 2 months ago

    Everything people do is about addiction! Addiction manifests itself in many different ways! Humanity = addiction

  • Greg Thurell
    Greg Thurell 2 months ago

    This is why corporate America builds nothing to last.Capitalism works when business is mutually beneficial, modern business creates a win and a loss. It actually delays progress, not enhances it. Do you think Apple keeps updating IPhones with minor updates because they just discover them and couldn't include them before? Get real. When you see a 1930's car driving around minorly restored when your 2008 car can't be, you start to get the picture of what US business is about.

  • Adya Singh
    Adya Singh 2 months ago

    There is an episode on the latest season of the series Black Mirror regarding what could happen if the expansion of social media goes unchecked. Appalling!

  • Carol Holmes
    Carol Holmes 2 months ago

    I like when he stated Trump is FAT!!! over and over again! Which is true! :)

  • Carol Holmes
    Carol Holmes 2 months ago

    My hubby and me watch him when he comes on Friday Evening..Love Bill Mayers!!

  • Magrotth
    Magrotth 2 months ago

    And he forgot to mention the most modern and fashion motto of consummation: '1 of your 5 a day'!!! :D :D :D
    If you buy a barrel of orange juice or a carton - it will, probably, still say that on both!!! :D YOU NEED MOREEEE!!!!
    No wonder North Korea does not want to join the rest of the World in this capitalist consumption degradation! xD
    And if I have to guess: Most people who have the urge to run away from there are those who have been hooked up on a smuggled McDonalds from South Korea! :P

  • Jonanice
    Jonanice 2 months ago

    You can have these things in your life, just don't get addicted. It's hard because they're designed for that. But myself & friends & family avoid the phone being constantly there, just take some self control & you realising the problem before it becomes a big one

  • hobestobe
    hobestobe 2 months ago

    absolutely dead on. I just deactivated FB, it has NEVER satisfied or produced value in my life

  • Alan Perez
    Alan Perez 2 months ago

    Everyone is on their fuckin phone

  • Benjamin Grant
    Benjamin Grant 2 months ago

    Well said Bill. I wonder if we will ever see facebook fall in our lifetimes. i daresay I'd like to see that day

  • T Myers
    T Myers 2 months ago

    Social media is addicting

    Follow real time on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel. "Pull the lever" and see if a funny sketch comes up.

    I love this show but it's very hypocritical here. His show is no different than the companies and celebrities on social media. Stop pretending like you aren't part of the problem. If you really felt this way then you wouldn't even have social media.

  • Alex.
    Alex. 2 months ago

    I agree 100% because I could easily quit smoking for more than a month, but up to now I can't leave facebook for a day, I'm a fucking junkie slave. However that doesn't mean that you can't use social media in a healthy way, you just have to avoid entering the loop designed to make you addicted to it.

  • Gabriel Marquez
    Gabriel Marquez 2 months ago

    the mask is off people..

  • Chris C
    Chris C 2 months ago


  • 陈仰新
    陈仰新 2 months ago

    I'm from china and here we spend a lot time on social media too~~ wechat weibo etc

  • GADefence
    GADefence 2 months ago

    Tobacco poisons people.

    Last time I checked, no one got cancer from facebook - even if facebook is cancer.

  • sgt pep
    sgt pep 2 months ago

    What a stupid ass segment, you cant die from cancer from using a phone

  • A man who laughs
    A man who laughs 2 months ago

    I only came for the pretzels

  • Brown Eagle
    Brown Eagle 2 months ago

    I'm addict to cell. i not sleep for 48 hours. because I Wash you tube plus smoking 4 pack of cigarette. them go to sleep for 2 days. I became addicted to my pain killers. I Tells my. Doctor To help me Quit. they don't care. they just wants the money from the insurance .. sorry for my grammar

  • Juan Diaz
    Juan Diaz 2 months ago

    I'm addicted Fuck Chester the cheetah

  • Insignificant Life form

    This is so true.

  • Stephen Tuerff
    Stephen Tuerff 3 months ago

    Remember when the moral panic came from the right!

  • Stephen Tuerff
    Stephen Tuerff 3 months ago

    Rock and roll
    I mean comic books
    I mean heavy metal
    I mean rap
    I mean I phones
    Are destroying America!

  • Brenda S
    Brenda S 3 months ago

    I give credit to those who can use social media with self control, I couldn't. I'd find myself checking it constantly. If something funny or interesting happened to me I was automatically thinking of how to make it a status instead of just enjoying it. I feel like I've lost out on really being in the moment the past few years. In Jan. I deactivated all social media & took you tube & email off my phone (only use them via laptop). I was so afraid I'd be so out of touch if I did that but I've found the opposite - I'm so much more engaged with life again. There isn't a single day that I miss social media at all. Now my phone is texting, taking, gps & a few basic others and not something I have to constantly stare at.

  • Ronin
    Ronin 3 months ago

    I think anyone who's been on a date since 2005 figured this out fast. Unless of course you were too busy checking your phone to notice your date doing the same.

  • ian hock
    ian hock 3 months ago

    So grab a shovel and start to dig cause there's no water left under the bridge yer goin down and the problem is, learned to float ya never learned to swim sun will rise on the ocean floor and I been here yeah once before too far gone to reach the shooooore
    - Firewater Tent-Revival

  • ian hock
    ian hock 3 months ago

    As a smoker I find this appalling!
    I also like salt....

  • Brian P.
    Brian P. 3 months ago

    I won't watch any more of your stupid show--I used to love it! Killer Mike was on? Did he not talk any sense into you, or is is even possible with all the corporate cash flowing to you weekly? How many millions per year for your little fake liberal show?

  • LordPlats
    LordPlats 3 months ago +1

    Bill come slam me in my asshole please!

  • Brian P.
    Brian P. 3 months ago

    Wow, Bill Mahar, as if your incessant cheerleading of Hillary and your complete dismissal of Bernie wasn't stupid enough, now this? Are you just so wiped out from pushing your insane Hillary narrative that you came up with this lame tech bashing tripe? You are no comedian--there is noTRUTH in your comedy. Who do you think is to blame for Trump? Hillary's media DONORS promoted him 24/7 during the primary, with her "pied piper" strategy so she could run her issue-free campaign. YOU and the DNC pushed Hillary against any sane judgement of her chances. The democrats cheated, and the super delegates doubled down AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!! BERNIE VOTERS and ever poll ever done laid it out for them--run BERNIE. But the DNC are paid to lose and would rather lose to Trump than win with Bernie because protecting the elite is all that matters. The election had nothing to do with Russia--there's no evidence that Russia was involved but loads of evidence of election fraud on the part of Hillary and the DNC. Seth Rich is the source of Wikileaks, there was no "hack" just more insane lies from Hillary. Way to push a candidate who everyone (but fools) knew was corrupt and under imminent indictment. Now you're a Luddite, too?

  • Given Suman
    Given Suman 3 months ago +1

    2600 times a day? That can't be right. There's no way I check my phone more than 25 times a day.

  • TravNoff
    TravNoff 3 months ago

    So you got dopamine, right? That's the chemical that gets released in your brain whenever you do something pleasurable, like eating, sex, and that's just nature, right? Like rabbits and fish and shit. They need dopamine so that they want to consume and reproduce. But because humans have progressed and now have access to all the shit they want whenever they want it, it's easy for them to overdo and have dopamine problems. You know, it's not fuckin' rocket science, this stuff.

  • Sean Miller
    Sean Miller 3 months ago

    Part of the problem is that many people have trouble maintaining the necessary self-discipline to use Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat, etc...

    I don't use Facebook or similar apps/platforms, because I'm aware of how easy it is to fall into a bad habit as a result of it. Some people can, and do, use it without developing harmful habits. The key is knowing yourself well enough to judge whether or not you'd fall into the trap of behavior that has negative consequences.

    It really doesn't help that Facebook is carefully crafted to take advantage of common human flaws and weaknesses, and exploit them for maximum profit.

  • Honest Opinion
    Honest Opinion 3 months ago

    Tiny Little minds, easy to manipulate and to control. Check your phones you little slaves!

  • Heroic Love
    Heroic Love 3 months ago

    I noticed most of the comments are people getting all defensive against Bill like a junkie whose family is trying to intervene. Wake up snowflakes.

  • Sean
    Sean 3 months ago

    fantastic piece.

  • Joe Ceonnia
    Joe Ceonnia 3 months ago

    Hillary lost because they cheated Bernie Sanders and that was backlash and if you can't see that then you are dumber than the dumbest

  • Joe Ceonnia
    Joe Ceonnia 3 months ago

    and I think they hacked your brain because you only see one thing and that's Trump and that's only half the problem the problems on both sides of the aisle they're both Crooks until you see that and tell the truth about that then no one really believes you you're just another mouthpiece for Washington

  • Joe Ceonnia
    Joe Ceonnia 3 months ago

    new rule change your show well at least the name of your show to real time with what bill should say, how about the DNC fixing it against Bernie Sanders the leaks that she's sold uranium to the Russians how about you waking up and smelling the real facts get off your high horse and talk to truth Bernie Sanders was cheated pure and simple

  • elalesound
    elalesound 3 months ago

    thats funny coming from a guy that posts his rants on YouTube and wants us to "like" it and/or "Subscribe" to measure his success. deal with it! it comes with the neighbourhood!

  • Eco Socialist
    Eco Socialist 3 months ago

    Well everyone who has ever made any product or service has tried to make it addictive so thats not special at all.

  • Ken wilkinson
    Ken wilkinson 3 months ago +1

    Witch HUNT ?? Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead !!!Ding Dong Bitch !

  • RedShift 2112
    RedShift 2112 3 months ago

    Perfectly said, Bill.

  • JabberCT
    JabberCT 3 months ago

    Its called technological advances, Bill. You're acting like a old man angry at progress. You can't stop it, so get used to it.

  • gnb
    gnb 3 months ago

    NAIL IT, as usual!

  • Booom Booom
    Booom Booom 3 months ago

    I hate it when a big gov guy like Maher
    start talking about Corp influence

  • BluePrint
    BluePrint 3 months ago

    We are humans, we get addicted to some things.
    We are creative, we create things.
    Some things we create, we get addicted to.

    We made it from plowing fields with sticks to the outer solar system, despite our addictions.
    Don't eulogize us yet, Bill.

  • ForbinColossus
    ForbinColossus 3 months ago

    "I sold my soul to the company store"

  • Nicholas Hoffenpiper
    Nicholas Hoffenpiper 3 months ago

    I'm withholding my like.

  • elambus1
    elambus1 3 months ago

    interesting coming from a guy who thinks porn and drugs are cool

  • Pilgrim 88
    Pilgrim 88 3 months ago

    Probably one of the few times I'd agree with this man

  • sweetwildflower
    sweetwildflower 3 months ago +6

    If ONLY people would hear. Truth. Well spoken, Bill.

  • Harlot Bug
    Harlot Bug 3 months ago +2

    His point about people addicted to 'likes' for trivial things was lost by his lack of criticism for how much time the boomers sit in front of the tv.

  • CanadaMMA
    CanadaMMA 3 months ago

    The biggest difference that cigarettes will kill you and everyone near you, while social media just has you jerking off to your "friend's" beach vacation photos.

  • Axel Ayala
    Axel Ayala 3 months ago

    Boycott social media. Wait, YouTube is pretty cool..

  • Gareth Hall
    Gareth Hall 3 months ago

    Weak analogy. There is no upside to smoking - it stinks, it kills you. Social media? It may be addictive, but people use it for many different purposes, some positive, some negative. For every troll that wastes your time, there's a stimulating conversation. For every pointless "friend" you add that you never actually talk to, you're also staying in regular contact with your aunt in Australia. For every dumb cat video you watch while you should be working, there's a genuinely informative article you randomly spot that shapes the way you see the world.

    Bill, if Facebook is the worst "nicotine" this generation is hooked on, then that's a massive step in the right direction.

    GFWMOMOF2 3 months ago

    at this viewing 7000 likes!!!!!

  • Ken wilkinson
    Ken wilkinson 3 months ago +1

    Impeach Donald HUMP & Make America Great Again !! Kellyanne Conway Sucks Old Man Balls in the oral Office,,,,Old dumpster slut !!!you suck !!!!

  • Sam Dupont
    Sam Dupont 3 months ago

    hurr Durr technology is bad Thomas Edison was a witch

  • Shan4muzic
    Shan4muzic 3 months ago

    Facebook costed American people an election and in third world countries it is misguiding everyone based on religion. It is the major reason of why everyone is so divided. We can not let this evil infiltrate us and our children. How much money do you need Mr. Zukerberg. Please shut this down!

  • Shan4muzic
    Shan4muzic 3 months ago

    Ask someone else to change your facebook password and start palying online chess. Thats how i got out of the bullshit called facebook. It costed me a good career!

  • A Skeptical Human
    A Skeptical Human 3 months ago +1

    "That's how twisted pretzels are!"

    TERRIBLE joke.

  • Sol Badguy
    Sol Badguy 3 months ago

    I have a smart phone, but I'm only hooked on Miitomo because at least you DO earn something there for using it.  And I damn sure don't use my phone while I'm crossing the street.  Having a smart phone is one thing.  Using it wisely is another.

  • bobbi hanson
    bobbi hanson 3 months ago

    i am so sad this is true.

  • zeezo69x
    zeezo69x 3 months ago

    You're talking about the generation that got stickers and awards for trying and not winning.

  • 350fox
    350fox 3 months ago

    Fuck'n A... completely on point... what is sad is the majority of sheeple will live like this their whole lives... akin to a self-induced slumber.

  • Nico di Angelo
    Nico di Angelo 3 months ago

    As someone with an alcoholic father, an ex-smoker mother with emphysema, and a brother who became suicidal after smoking marijuana once and was warned by doctors that continued use would've led to schizophrenia, I think it's idiotic to compare social media to cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. The people not paying attention while crossing roads are idiots; they could easily wait 30 seconds to check their phones. Most people with social media addictions are socialising with each other, taking part in conversations, getting information about what's happening in the world. Technology hasn't closed us off from the world, it opens a new world up for us because we can instantly communicate with anybody around the planet. For me, as someone with social anxiety, social media has helped me seriously improve to the point I rarely feel anxious at all socialising irl and I've known people suffering from depression and agoraphobia who could only reach out and get help through social media, so social media actually has benefits for mental health. The substances you're comparing social media to are literally just addictive poison that end lives. People who lose lives while using technology die because they're not paying attention, not because they're addicted; as someone who has a social media "addiction", I always look crossing roads. I always pause my music/pull earphones out of my ears too; it's not just social media but any distraction that leads to accidents. Comparing carelessness to serious lifethreating substances is idiotic.

    (I have nothing against medicinal marijuana taken under a doctor's advice.)

  • Tom Key
    Tom Key 3 months ago

    "It's not a service, it's Glen Close in Fatal Attraction." (!) Huge costs.

  • Steven Levine
    Steven Levine 3 months ago

    the irony is I'm watching this on a phone

  • Korey Green
    Korey Green 3 months ago

    will someone design a GlennClose phone case!

  • ThePi314Man
    ThePi314Man 3 months ago

    "Kill your masters" lol
    i want it

  • Christy Clasgens
    Christy Clasgens 3 months ago +35

    I feel attacked lol. I'm watching this on YouTube while eating a bunch of Keebler cookies...😂😂

    • spudnic88
      spudnic88 3 months ago

      I gave you a thumbs up. Catch you on Facebook after I surf Pornhub and update my photo on Tinder.

    • ?
      ? 3 months ago

      tanks for the laugh, so good

  • Steve Fortuna
    Steve Fortuna 3 months ago

    Where can we get a "Kill your Masters" t-shirt?!?! It only needs a bandillero for ones ammo.

  • BmoreBirds22
    BmoreBirds22 3 months ago

    this is why I love Bill maher

  • TellingItLikeItIs 2000
    TellingItLikeItIs 2000 3 months ago

    Imagine if this guy was a preacher. His church would be bigger than Joel Osteen's.

  • CJGreen
    CJGreen 3 months ago +2

    Social media is how Bernie Sanders was able to become the most popular presidential candidate in spite of accepting zero corporate money. It is the primary organizing tool of grassroots political action. It is the place where we get to share *real* news, like truthdig, counterpunch, and independent journalists like Caitlin Johnstone. Bill Maher, as much as I love his humor most of the time, is towing the corporate line. Go back to getting your news from Big Brother (the television) he says.

    • Tony Gonzales
      Tony Gonzales 2 months ago

      "Go back to getting your news from Big Brother (the television) he says."
      This was not said, but it is quite telling that it was your takeaway.

    • CJGreen
      CJGreen 3 months ago

      Social media is an open channel, people can use it to publish truth or fiction. But corporate media is a weapon of mass distraction, meant to confuse, mis-inform, divide. For example after 9/11, the CIA published a report that Iraq had WMDs. For weeks every single news channel and major newspaper was on repeat 24/7 saying WMDs, WMDs, without ever questioning the narrative. Then everyone in congress, Republican and Democrat alike, supported an invasion of Iraq on that basis. We now know it was a big lie, but somehow Americans still want to believe the CIA is legit, that it isn't a tool in the war profiteers' bag of tricks. People need to remember what happened in the past so they can avoid being fooled again in the future. Today's lies, Russiagate and Assad-is-a-monster are also brought to you by the same lying governmental agency. Russia and Syria have done nothing to us yet the television has everyone and their grandmother chanting "bomb! bomb! bomb!" Russia and Assad just happen to be in the way of the U.S.' complete control of oil in the Middle East.

    • ThoObe
      ThoObe 3 months ago

      It's the place that made Trump and his fake news big.

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name 3 months ago

    Very important video. I so desperately need to cram for these life changing exams but I cant bring myself to get off fcking youtube. Im going to regret this.

  • Kansas Sam Brokeback
    Kansas Sam Brokeback 3 months ago +1

    Excellent! People driving and texting running over people walking in the street and texting. Can't have enough of those!

  • Nate M
    Nate M 3 months ago

    A bit over dramatic, but true nonetheless.

  • Uthman Baksh
    Uthman Baksh 3 months ago +5

    Just what I need, an old stoner telling me that I'm too addicted to technology.

    • AlienMagi
      AlienMagi Month ago

      Social media is not technology, it's a little website that fucks with your weak brain and makes you come back every day so they can earn their advertisement money while you worry about likes.

  • Michael Leibowitz
    Michael Leibowitz 3 months ago

    I need to post this video on Facebook IMMEDIATELY.

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