Using social media to "improve" airport security - more TSA propaganda

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Get ready to barf. And give 'em (expletive deleted) in the comments. I did.
    "Using social media to improve airport security"
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The barf quotient just went up. Take a look at this comment left there:
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    The TSA IdeaFactory - even the TSA's own employees have said it's full of stupidity. Take a look at this:


    I transcribed it:

    My idea is… September 11 and what airports do to promote the importance of this day. We often hear officers complain that passengers have forgotten 9-11. I have noticed that our own officers have forgotten why we are here and why TSA was created.

    I’m sure airports around the nation have created powerpoints or videos that they show to new hire officers. HQ could collect these, review them then select a couple and place it in OLC as a component to be played during the week of 9-11. Airports could also do this with the new hire class.

    Example: We have an STI who created a video of pictures set to music. We play the video at the end of orientation to our new hires. Many were young and do not realize the impact 9-11 had for TSA. Playing this video serves as a remembrance for those who have forgotten that horrific day.

  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Or, more accurately, playing that video hammers home to those newest TSA recruits that the only reason they've got a job is that the CIA and FBI couldn't be arsed to talk to each other - and that passengers were told to cooperate with hijackers.

    If not for 9/11, every last one of the morally bankrupt TSA employees would be jobless - and preferably entirely shunned by polite society.
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    For some reason I can't get upset at this. All I can do is laugh. The thought of a "TSA IdeaFactory" is just too ridiculous for words. When I imagine an 'idea factory' I see a lot of creative people being innovative. When I picture TSA employees the image I get is of some dumb guy taking away someone's shampoo or lotion because the container is too big even though he can plainly see there's only a miniscule amount of liquid in the container.
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It's WaPo's article that's deserving of opprobrium. It's a TSA press release, not a news article. And it's presented as a "public service"! That reporter needs to be taken to the wood shed.
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  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach


    ("TSA IdeaFactory" -- still laughing)
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  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Yes stick to designing better pizza box ads.
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    If you're not working for Satan, you don't need to spend so much time on the morale boosters and PR. (I would spam her "Can I Bring?" with indelicate articles).

    I suppose I show my boomer age with my discomfort with social media as legit government enterprise. Mostly used to soap up the public-- not inform, but spin-- persuade though their own media outlet. No dialog with the rabble public, just sales.

    Endless layers of BS all being paid for by the US taxpayer, that's what gets me. Some hideous corporation wants to waste money on this crap, that's one thing, this is another.
    There are millions of us out here without paid work. Banks have money at 0% and won't lend. And this is "labor" the Feds are spending money on: the TSAIdeaFactory. Un-fkg-believable.
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  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Bolding mine: I disagree with this one statement. If they were trying to "soap up" the public, at least everyone would end up squeaky-clean. I rather think they are using it to lube-up our orifices so that they can stick it to us some more. JMHO, though...:rolleyes:
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  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA News has an article up (mine:)) that touches on TSA's use of social media.
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Bravo, boggie!
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  13. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    That was the use I had in mind. Thanks for completing my thought.:D
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I have my own personal TSA Idea Factory.

    I create ideas. Then I flush. :D
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  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Here's how the creator of wrote about it for TSA News:
    Does the TSA know what Social Media is?
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Are you sure those are ideas, and not Future Airport Security Screeners?

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