Early screenshot of Facebook from 1994

I saw the film The Social Network for the first time last night after letting it sit in a Netflix envelope on a dresser for 10 months. I'm losing the will to watch physical copies of movies. Too much work, like calling somebody on a rotary phone whose number has a lot of eights and nines.

The movie's great, but there's an interesting omission: None of the main characters is shown using Facebook to improve their social lives in any meaningful way.

Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin is depicted as not knowing how to use the site to change his relationship status, causing his overly attached girlfriend to go Burning Bed on him. President Sean Parker is shown with an extremely vibrant drug- and alcohol-fueled social life that needs no help from online friending.

Until the ending (which I won't spoil), the only time anyone puts Facebook to use is when founder Mark Zuckerberg creates a fake account to spur strangers to help him cheat on an art test at Harvard.

The movie touts the revolutionary nature of social networking repeatedly without any character doing anything of note with all those personal connections.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

Comments

Right. Movies about mining companies often don't show the corporate founders doing anything of note with what their company mines. If it were, say, coal, or aluminum, or exotic rare-earth minerals, there wouldn't be much of a way to show the executive's own lives being affected, outside of some contrived scenes ("Look, this cell phone uses tantalum capacitors which trace back to our very own pits!). To be fair, gold and diamonds are exceptions, but that's because they're visually flashy. Why should it be different for data-miners :-) ?


 

Découvrez toutes nos annonces immobilier, voiture, bons plans, services et bien d'autres en accès direct depuis cette page. Faites de bonnes affaires sur le site référence des petites annonces gratuites.
Emploi Cours Multimédia Maison Loisirs
Services
Animaux Immobilier


 

It's quite interesting article and the topic itself make readers to attractive. Also thanks for sharing this movie. The movie touts the revolutionary nature of social networking.Keep sharing more articles with interesting topics.network printer troubleshooting


 

Add a Comment

These HTML tags are permitted: p, b, i, a, and blockquote. A comment may not include more than three links. Participants in this discussion should note the site's moderation policy.

:
:
: