Presenting The Social Network

The Social Network is a movie that was release on October 1, 2010 and feature young actor Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius who created the social network site known as Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is approach by two brothers (Winklevoss tins) who ask Mark to help them in developing a website for Harvard staff and students but Mark realize the potential that this website had. Mark continues to work on the website with the help of his once best friend Eduardo Savarin, who provided money for the company, and Sean Parker, the founder of Napster. Together they were able to make Facebook the most popular social network with over millions of users. Mark Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire in history but was sued by the two brothers who claim Mark stole their idea and by Eduardo Savarin who was removed from the names of the creators on Facebook and who became furious when his shares with the company dropped from 30% to .5%.

The Social Network uses flashbacks to explain events that had occurred prior to the law suit. The movie gave its viewer the knowledge of the formation of Facebook and how it became popular among everyone, not just college students. The movie also won 3 Oscars and inspired many people to create a Facebook page. In just a short time Facebook had over millions of users and after a couple of years it now has over billions of users. Facebook plays a major role in allowing users to interact with anyone they know like family/relatives or meet people who have similar interest. Facebook gave its users the ability to share videos, photos, and thoughts instantly to all of one’s Facebook friends. With technology advancing, users are now capable of going on Facebook with their smartphones at almost any location. Watch this fantastic movie if you haven’t already and explore the wonders of social network.

The Next step (Web 2.0)

The popularity of the internet, gave billions of people the ability of accessing a wide variety of information as well as the capabilities of interacting with others who are also able to access the internet be it via computer, smartphone, gaming system, etc. People are currently running on Web 2.0, an upgraded version of Web 1.0, which allows people to interact with not just one but billions of other users using  websites such as Facebook or Reddit. Instantly people are able to share, tag, and comment on photos, videos, and ideas in a matter of seconds.  People take advantage of Web 2.0 to spread news and information about current events faster than the news on the television or on the radio. We also acquire an interactive online map which allows us to pinpoint locations and view satellite images of the world.

As a child, I only use the web to watch videos and play games but as time progress many of my friends and I began to use social networks to interact outside and inside of school. Chatting with friends on Facebook became a norm and people who didn’t have the ability to access the internet were confused in this new technological period. There are computers and Wi-Fi available at almost everywhere including stores, libraries, schools, and universities so people can have access to the web anywhere they go. As the Web continues to evolve, we find our world becoming technologically dependent on it, which makes me wonder how long can it continue to support us in satisfying our needs?