Sunday, July 24, 2011
The Social Network. Drama about the founding of Facebook. I think writer Aaron Sorkin is a bit of a prick and I don't agree with his extreme left-wing politics, but I have to admit he's a great writer. I'm not a big fan of docudramas because they distort the truth, but he certainly managed to reel me in. I can see why the movie got so many Oscar nods. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reminds me of Bill Gates. They're both petty vindictive little nerds who got ahead by stealing other people's shit and screwing their friends over.
The evolution of Facebook has been fascinating to watch because I remember when it was all about exclusivity. Myspace was for morons. You had to be in college to be on Facebook. Hell, my login is still my old NKU e-mail address. But now everyone from your grandma to your dentist is on there. It's become such a universal platform. I'm curious to see where it goes from here. I have a feeling that before long the internet is going to fracture into a group of networks. Facebook, Google, Amazon-Ebay marketplace, Microsoft-Xbox, Disney, Rupert Murdoch, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Latin American, African, XXX redlight district, hacker central, etc. and we'll join the ones we like.