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SNL mocks Hillary Clinton's BlackBerry selfie video-making skills

Technically Incorrect: With Hillary Clinton expected to announce her candidacy for president Sunday watch her shoot a very personal video -- in vertical, naturally.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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She looks very comfortable in vertical, no? SNL/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

When you stand for president because the whole country needs you to -- I'm sorry, because your whole family needs you to -- there is untold pressure.

You feel exposed, while at the same time understanding that today's socially networked world needs you to expose yourself.

"Saturday Night Live" decided to show just how difficult Hillary Clinton's life is about to become. She is said to be announcing her candidacy for president Sunday. This means preparing an image that will help her sail through to her coronation. I'm sorry, I meant nomination.

Some speculate that Clinton will eschew big events in favor of more personal encounters with the populace. So "SNL" posited that she would make a little video on her trusty BlackBerry.

Her assistant suggested she look natural. This isn't so easy, even for those used to being constantly in the public eye.

"Citizens! You will elect me! I will be your leader!" is her first attempt at intimate filmmaking.

Kate McKinnon's Clinton is suddenly joined by her husband, played by Darrell Hammond. He marvels that phones can now take videos. "If they could have done that in the '90s, I'd be in jail."

If you're spending your Sunday making a little selfie video with which to amuse your family, friends or even your nation, these few minutes watching your possibly future president might offer some pointers toward technique and performance.

If you want to perfect your art without the world keeping record of it, a private server might come in handy.