Perhaps Generation Facebook have built their virtual mansions in good faith, [...] Then again, the more time I spend with the tail end of Generation Facebook (in the shape of my students) the more convinced I become that some of the software [...] In The Social Network Generation Facebook gets a movie almost worthy of them, and this fact[...]
This casual use of '2.0' as a 'cute' name for internet stuff makes me want to set important things on fire.
Oh, wow, yet another review of The Social Network with the whole autistic explanation. I'm starting to wonder if I read a different book and saw a different movie from other reviewers.
I wonder if Steve Case screams at the tv screen every time he sees a story on zuckerberg: "That should have fucking been me!". What I don't get is why there isn't as much disdain for FB as their was for AOL back in the day. An entire generation has been bred to be docile and welcoming to corporate influence - scares the living shit out of me.
For example, what is the "old form of communication" for which text messaging is the new medium? Smith seems to view it as letter-writing, where one would use "heavily punctuated, fully expressive, standard English sentences." However, if you look at text messaging as an updated form of telegraphy, it makes no sense at all to use "heavily punctuated, fully expressive, standard English sentences."
This. Absolutely. That's what bothers me most. Us young people – at 31, am I still us, or am I them? – always roll our eyes when old people complain about advertising. This is weird and annoying to me.
My question is this: Do any of you know how to somehow keep up this extraordinary access to communication without using Facebook? -- Rory Marinich
I think Zuckerberg wants to be known for his cleverness.
(Only going by the film, and some background reading. But it just seemed to be the thing that ate at him more than the twins' social position. That he needed people to know he was the cleverest guy around.)
Any FB platform devs know what it would take to port something like metaphilter to the FB platform?
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