The Social Network

Of course “The Social Network” revolves around Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook and how he established it. But there are certain sections in the movie that show how intertwined humanity is in the Internet. One night while intoxicated Mark hacks the networks of several schools. He creates a site to rank girls called Facemash.com.  Within no more than 2 hours the site received twenty-two thousand hits. According to the Administrate Board Mark was accused of “intentionally breaching security, violating copyrights, violating individual privacy by creating the website www.Facemash.com.” Facemash.com, set up overnight with no intended purpose was able to violate the rights of many students. Mark has the power of technology at his fingertips and choses to violate others.
But with the negative of networking comes the positive. Mr.Kenwright states that his daughter had just seen the rowing race via Facebook. Details about the event that occurred today would already be known tomorrow. Though, not physically present Facebook would permit thousands to experience events in their own homes with a few clicks. Lastly, Sean elaborates on a picture sharing idea that concedes with social life. He says “it is the true digitization of real life…you don’t just go to a party anymore. You go to a party with a digital camera, and then your friends relive the party online.” Generally speaking the Internet has truly become a “digitalization of real life” because people have befriended others around the world and have also experienced concerts, debates, and among other events.



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