Isolation in a Big World: Reflection on the Social Network In my opinion, the film The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, was a great experience to view. Although the film was pretty much two hours of fast-paced dialogue, there’s truly a deeper meaning behind the film and the way the characters acted. It was definitely a film that will make you think. This film isn’t the ordinary slow-paced drama/biographies you’re used to, therefore it was tough to follow at the beginning. I believe that this film was shot so perfectly to match today’s 21st century society. The characters in the film followed exactly the way we act and behave today because Facebook was created. Facebook has changed human life. People no longer call each other on their phone’s to talk, instead they inbox each other or instant message each other. Relationships are affected now by who posts on the opposite partner’s wall, who likes their profile picture, and who they instant message. Our lives can now be ruined with a click of a button. Our society doesn’t function the way it used to because everyone is “addicted” to Facebook. I came across a post on Pinterest about “Facebook Psychology” and I was surprised to learn that doctors can officially diagnose patients with Internet Addiction Disorder and an average human being now has an average of an 8 second attention span, compared to 12 seconds, when Facebook was not created. It wasn’t a surprise to me as a viewer when Eduardo’s girlfriend, Christy, was angry that his relationship status on Facebook wasn’t changed to in a relationship. This shows that the director really knew how to portray people who live today because even I would be mad if my boyfriend’s relationship status was single! In the film, Mark also had a continuing inner competition with himself which could describe many of people who live today. He constantly wanted to be better, create new ideas, and make Facebook that much better. He was never fully satisfied with what he created and always wanted to be the person “on top”. I think this was because he wanted to show to his ex what he was capable of and wanted to impress her. With Facebook’s constant reloading of new posts and photos, many people get discouraged of themselves and their lives and have a competition to be better. Girls are always taking new pictures of themselves to use as their profile picture hoping to get more likes than all the other “pretty” girls to impress other guys, and guys are constantly posting new pictures of their abs/arm muscles to show off to guys and get more girls. It’s a constant battlefield “out there”. It’s pretty sad how our lives revolve around a website on the internet. In this film, Mark Zuckerberg is the creator of Facebook and I find it so ironic how he is so socially awkward and isolated from the whole world, but creates the perfect website to connect the whole world into one. I think the way Mark was shot was stunning. It was shot after shot of him looking like he was emotionless, but something about the way he was shot like that made me feel like there’s so many things rushing in his mind. This made me feel like no “normal” human being can understand the difficulty of being so intelligent. The way he was shot gave me a sense of that he truly is not an “asshole”, but deep-down he must be just really insecure. Although Mark is truly a genius, I think he has a hard time expressing positive feelings. After leaving the bar, he walks to his dorm alone and going opposite of the direction of traffic which could show that Mark is truly isolated and an outsider. As the creator of Facebook, you would obviously have to be very smart, but it’s a surprise to me how awkward of a person he is. This is where the film’s tagline comes to play, “You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. Mark goes through the creation of Facebook and faces many challenges through greed, jealousy, and success. Of course through the business of…
SOCIAL NETWORKS 2
The world we live in is ever changing and evolving. Technology is in the fore front of our world and is constantly updating and becoming more relevant. One of the most used forms of technology is social network sites. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other similar sites bring people together like never before.
Social network sites keep people in contact with one another…
Are social networks really exciting and hyped up about as they seem?
Social media today is one of the biggest ways of communications that people use.. Social media networks have become very useful and for some very addictive, for myself I am guilty of that as well. However, social media sometimes are a big deal and can be used for positive and sometimes negative use. Whenever people are bored they search the internet for entertainment, pictures…
Zuckerberg agreed to their idea and made sure he used every excuse to not meet up with them. In terms of being ethical, I believe Zuckerberg is an ethical person because he never stole anyone’s idea. He took what Winklevoss’s said and made something big and beyond what they would ever have thought of. It was not fair to them the way Zuckerberg kept leading them on but ethical in the sense that he didn’t steal their idea.
The Role of the Venture Capital Firm
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that is often portrayed in terms of social networking on the Internet is that it prevents people from meeting in the real world. And no matter how we define what is socially - to socialize with ten friends online and share experiences in the cloud, or coffee with a friend - the image of the physically isolated internet man is a myth. A study by marketingcharts.com shows what I just said. The survey is from 2010 where you can see that we clearly create larger network. Jeffrey Cole from the Center for…
is more developing and social networks are also developed, which make people in the world to see as they are a way of connecting because people could use social network like a way of chatting or sharing many things such as pictures, videos, news. Through this ability to connect people together in the world or find new relationships in large society of the world, people can find and built relationships more strong and keep relationship better. On the other hand, social network is also hided many bad…
such a young age. Parents are not supposed to bury their children, children are supposed to bury their parents. But when social networks give an anonymity button, they allow young adults to torment and harass other young adults, which is exactly what led Jessica Laney to believe that suicide was her only option to escaping the torment. Social networks have been around the world for the last decade and a half, and each day the number for teens that take their lives from harassment online continues…
You and the Social Network
Generic, everyday Facebook statuses can range from an inspirational song lyric, to a random quote about how one feels, to what one is actually doing, or to what one is actually thinking. USA Today’s Kristen Mcgrath wrote, In July of 2010, Facebook, the popular social networking site, reached its 500 millionth user. Two years ago, Facebook’s population consisted of only 100 million users. This number continues to accumulate by about 115 million confirmed friendships…
JOHN E. SCOTT, JR
INF 103 COMPUTER LITERACY
JUNE 15, 2014
SOCIAL NETWORKING 2
Today’s society has involved the technology and have made ways communication easier with a thing called social networking.
Social networking is a way to communicate with family and friends. Technology…
essay - Causes and Effects of Social Networking
Causes and Effects of Social Networking
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The Effects Of Social Networking
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Every day, thousands of people are logging on to social networking websites. Some play games, some chat with friends…
Technology Leading to Social Isolation
Technology Leading to Social Isolation
Imagine walking down the street, listening to your iPod, texting on your cellphone or reading books on your tablet. Do you actually look up long enough to notice other people around you? In most situations no, you are oblivious to what other people are doing around you because you are so involved in your social media connections. When you are at home, work or school how often do you get involved with your social media? Take a…