Getting Friends and A Few Enemies
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I watched "The Social Network" movie last week and I was really impressed on how they told the story of Facebook. Like a lot of you guys I was a Friendster, Multiply and Myspace addict a couple of years ago. I was one of the few who resisted joining other social networks because it literally was a little time consuming. I had well resisted the temptation of opening one but the spam mails were really getting to me. After a few weeks everybody else was there aside from me so why shouldn't I join the bandwagon right?! When I made an account I didn't even bother to upload photos because I didn't know it would be as big as what it is today. I mainly played Mafia Wars and just tried adding friends for my mafia. I saw my own wall flooded with status remarks from everyone else and I think the connection became more real. You had the option to like or unlike something before... just imagine you can flatter or offend someone at a click of a link. Everyone else was getting what they want because relationship statuses were on their profiles as if it was telling someone "GET ME I'M SINGLE!" right at your face. I was venturing into a new hobby (photography) and that got the ball rolling, I was surprised how the social network that I despised of joining a few months back was literally making me stay staring at the wall and refreshing for hours! (I did that and I'm guilty!)
Anyway let's go back to Mark Zuckerberg. I didn't know he was that smart. I didn't know what a genius looked like until I tried to absorb that scene they made in that restaurant.
"Mark Zuckerberg: You're really leaving?
Erica takes Mark's hand and looks at him tenderly...
Erica: Listen. You're going to be successful and rich. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a tech geek. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an a**hole."
Okay... was it really a coincidence? it had some really huge similarities on my illustrious dating life. Well almost... I didn't really go to Harvard for that. Plus, I won't be scoring that well in the SAT's on the 16,000+ levels but I had better NSAT scores than our class valedictorian, does that count?! LOL! I have no bragging rights but I freaking want my soon to be wife an achiever, is that so much to ask for!? I guess not.
It was a really intellectual movie to say the least. Some sexy, perversion parts courtesy of their Jewish fraternities and Justin Timberlake as part of the cast acting as the homeless cocaine bearing billionaire - NAPSTER owner extraordinaire made the cut to put some sense on the problems they had to face on this movie. There were lies and setups from various personalities that you couldn't ignore and just made the movie a little more interesting (Yeah I like the part where his partner had to carry a chicken the whole day and got marred for animal cruelty!). I went home with a headache (thanks to the unending twists and turns) but it gave me something to think about with my friends and business dealings. Who would have thought otherwise?!
This awesome movie premier was all courtesy of PLDT myDSL modem+ WIFI and Nuffnang Philippines! I've never felt so glad I had PLDT as my current DSL provider and Nuffnang for hooking us up.
I would really love the opportunity to test out the PLDT myDSL modem+ WIFI because I might not be the real Cameron or Tyler Winklevoss that can spark an idea, or Saverin who is a business genius who still got fooled in the end... but I'm one of the best people who'd appreciate being online almost 24/7 working as a social network professional (whatta total coincidence!) and be happy with the small things life has. I'm no IVY league graduate but if given a chance to get one of these units I'll try my best not to become a borderline autistic, entirely ruthless conniver. I'll try to get a few friends to use it and try my best to get fewer enemies in the future. Now wouldn't that be just a great deal?!