Millions of individuals use the social network service known as Facebook on a daily basis. These users share news, images, videos, and of course… their status. Amidst their never ending conversation there are no doubt some very interesting stories to be told, not to mention a slew of research data for psychologists, sociologists, and future anthropologists. Yet, the movie about said social network called “The Social Network” curiously ignores the social network.
Despite my view that ignoring Facebook itself is a poor choice for the film. I am in favor of ignoring it in real life.
…and you won’t. Personally, I loathe the site. It’s cumbersome and has zero personality. This is probably the reason middle age people are joining in throes. What amuses me is when I see some “tech expert” babbling on how it’s changing the way we communicate. Dude, it’s not changing how we communicate, it’s just offering an alternative way to communicate the same way as always. It’s not revolutionary. The day we’re communicating telepathically via interlocking thought bubbles, then you can shout, “ Viva La Revolución!”
I realize some very cool people use Facebook as a viral marketing tool and more power to them, but other than that what’s the point? To stay in touch with people I already know? Fuck that.
I am on Twitter so it seems to be hypocritical to be lambasting Facebook, but Twitter’s just a bunch of short musings. Take it or leave it. It’s also more suited for real time rants, which suits me fine! >:)
International intrigue lures a team of professional criminals to take one last job. The stakes are high, the odds are against them, and of course… nothing goes as planned. Sound like a familiar plot? Well, there’s a twist. This action thriller takes place in dreams.
Yeah, but unfortunately those dreams look like this:
When they should look like this:
I liked Moon. It was thoughtful and off-beat. Source Code seems gimmicky, but I’ll probably give it a look despite Jake Gyllenhaal.