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After such big feat of creating Facebook, you’d think he ended everything there. Nuh-uh. He became an actor. He’s got a movie coming up, too. Here’s my proof!

Dang, he looks hot in this one.

See? ๐Ÿ˜€

No, not really. Haha. I’m not that stupid to mistake that guy as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the our academic distraction, Facebook. But he does have a movie coming up. You’ll never guess what the movie title is. Heard of The Social Network?

The reel deal. Seem similar? (read: the hair)

Yeah. I know. At least they had the decency not to make the title a bit like “The Facebook Effect”, or something. By the way, the Zuckerberg-look-a-like is no other than Jesse Eisenberg, who also starred in Adventureland and Zombieland. Weird. Maybe he has a problem with real estate or something. ๐Ÿ˜€ But enough of that. Jesse’s going online now.

Oh yes, you don't.

Here’s a synopsis from http://www.mtv.com:

The remarkable story behind Facebook comes to the big screen with this Columbia Pictures production scripted by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac). The year was 2003. Computer programming wizard Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) was a Harvard undergrad whenย he laid the foundation for a social networking website that would revolutionize the way we communicate. Six years later the ambitious entrepreneur made his first million — but that was just the beginning. Despite all of Zuckerberg’s wealth and success, his personal life began to suffer as he became marred in legal disputes, and discovered that many of the 500 million people he had friended during his rise to the top were eager to see him fall.

Justin Timberlake co-stars as Napster co-creator Sean Parker, with Andrew Garfield filling the role of ousted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The Social Network is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Honestly, I’ve been kind of expecting this kind of development, only it’s not a book turned into a movie (though it sort of is), it’s a phenomenon. Hollywood has acknowledged the viral x-factor in Facebook that made it such a revolutionary instrument in today’s modern communication techniques. I mean, without it, they wouldn’t be able to penetrate the circles of online fans ย by making accessible fan pages and groups. This NSM tool gave them the advantage of making fans feel that they are closer to their idol actors and actresses, without spending way too much.

I’m not going to discuss the movie. It is what it is: a depiction of what Zuckerberg went through to reach the top. Very beneficial for people who want to make money by making websites. Not very good for us users due to over-saturation (refer to “About three things I’m positive about” blog post). I can already foresee the action sequences and passionate lines that may or may not have been said in boring real life. I simply wanted to make you aware that Facebook has infiltrated the movie industry. They should pay me for the promotion.

I won’t be surprised if Twitter will step up next. Imagine, they actually have to get a blue bird and make it tweet every 5 minutes.

To my OrCom batchmates, let’s watch the movie as a commemoration of our being part of the Facebook generation (and the culmination of our comm blogs!). On October 1. Yes, please? ๐Ÿ™‚

My damned glittery hero (not)

One, Edward was a (sexy) vamp

No. Wrong entry start. Sorry. *Stuffs a struggling, forever-mouth-is-agape Bella into a closet*

Blog entry title isn’t wrong, though. There are three things I am positive about. Based on the thoughts of a human who has dominated and mastered the information technology field (hi, Bill). So don’t kill me (yet) for starting this post with a “Twilight” approach (and misleading you into thinking this is a love blog for some sparkly supposedly-fanged being).

But, going back. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are those 3 things that a pessimist like me would be positive about (regarding Internet, that is)?

1. Progress was never weightless.

Imagine a chart or a graph. There’s the red line that just keeps going up, as the numbers continue to increase as well. 6.2 billion and counting. With that number, a certain proportional amount of pressure is exerted on the red line, as it continues to support it, way up in its progress. Up, up, and…

There it goes... careful.

It breaks. The red streak of development breaks, snap! right in the middle. Why so? Think of that red streak as the popularity and usage of the Internet. There will come a time that people won’t use it simply for re-connecting, downloading, Facebooking, or Tweeting. It would be for conspiring, uploading scandals, easy trading of secrets across nations, delving into a person’s privacy and identity…

Hold on. That’s already happening. It’s already starting. And it isn’t stopping, is it?

With mass numbers turning to the Internet as their main medium for daily living, the time will come when it would be too saturated, too overpopulated, that, like your computer’s hard drive, you would have to clean it up. And you only did clean it up because a major virus has destroyed nearly half of the memory. A virus that you didn’t see because there were just too many inside.

I don’t want to know what that virus would be.

2. Virtual neighbors won’t exist (anymore).

“Hey, you’re my Farmville neighbor! No, wait… you really are my neighbor?”

Hiya there, neighbor. Need a hand?

In the future, if as Bill Gates said, “[it] makes the world smaller. The ability to communicate and exchange information instantaneously and across vast distances has enabled more individuals and businesses to participate in the economy, regardless of their location,” then, at the increased rate of progress that it is making, virtual friends won’t exist because the line between real and virtual has become blurred, in more ways than one.

By that time, the Internet would most likely be supporting holographic images and “real-time-you’re-standing-in-the-room presence” video calling that everyone you know seems ‘real’ to you. Access to information and details about your seatmate would be as easy as looking at the back of the hand of that seatmate.

Lines and distances are becoming smaller at present. They won’t be existing in the nearest future. “It’s a small world after all” had always been a prophetic song, and it is bound to come true. Privacy isn’t just a word, and by then it’ll be just a memory.

Welcome to Stalker’s Wonderland.

3. This was not a positive post.

Apparently, I’ve been sounding like a paranoid/anti-Internet freak for the past 500 words. So why am I still using the Internet? Ironically, I just had to post this blog via the thing that I seem to hate.

I don’t hate it. But it is inevitable that I fear it.

Bill Gates’ article said it all, and partially gave us an idea of what is to come. But it’s not all bad.

“Ensuring that the Internet can have the broadest and most positive impact on the greatest possible number of people will be a tremendous challenge for our political and business leaders. There are some key issues that need to be overcome to realize the Internet’s full potential, but although they are challenging, they are not entirely new and definitely not insurmountable.

And it’s clear that these are challenges worth facing–like the printing press, the telephone, electricity or the automobile, the Internet is a revolutionary technology that is transforming our world.”

Yes, we gain a lot of risks and harm by continuing in on this path of modernization and technology. But it is not an imbalance between the forces. For when there is a Yin, there will always be a Yang. There will be an equal development of applications that prevent and stop the dangers performed easily through this free medium. There is pressure on our governments to pass laws that correspond to growing need to cover these “online crimes.”

There’s hope. Hope that the future will not only be technologically cool, but properly safeguarded as well.ย And that’s about the most positive thing I’ve said in this post.

Oh, and one more thing.

This hasn’t been a Twilight eulogy. Positive? You bet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Can you hear (the birds) tweeting?

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