TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Savannah won't 'overshare'; rapping medic cracks up anchors

April 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM ET

1. Do you know someone who overshares about their pregnancy or kids? Or is that "someone" you?

Etiquette expert Thomas Farley guided the anchors — including expectant mother Savannah — on what’s acceptable for parents to share on social media.

Video: Etiquette expert Thomas Farley of whatmannersmost.com talks about how to share pictures and stories of your baby and pregnancy online without annoying your social followers.

2. Parents are outraged over a video of a staged child-kidnapping that two brothers posted on YouTube. Twins Jason and Jeremy Holden told TODAY the video was intended to raise awareness about abductions.

"We didn't really think about what we were doing and we didn't really think about the kids that we were endangering," the filmmakers said.

Video: Two brothers behind a staged child abduction video posted on YouTube say it was designed to raise awareness about kidnappings. But they are being strongly criticized. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports.

3. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shareef Stokely, a medic in a video that went viral when he was captured rapping care instructions to a girl wearing a cast, showed off his freestyle skills for the anchors.

"What kid wouldn't want to go to that doctor?" Willie laughed. "I'd break a leg just to go see him. He's the best."

Video: In TODAY’s Take, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shareef Stokely, a medic who went viral after video captured him rapping care instructions to a girl wearing a cast, stops by TODAY to talk about his sudden popularity and decades-long career. He even freestyles a few lines to Natalie, Tamron and Willie.

4. Actress Edie Falco told Savannah that fame has changed her life — for both good and bad.

"[I miss] being anonymous in New York," Falco said. “I'm just a little more self-aware now, because — I don't know — I'm recognized. I don't want to appear to be the jerk I sometimes feel I am."

Video: The former star of “The Sopranos,” who now plays the title role in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” now returning for a sixth season, says she doesn’t agree with the widely-held categorization of the show as a dark comedy, saying “it has a lot of funny stuff in it, but it’s got a lot of unfunny stuff in it.”

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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