Facebook; The Social Network

5 11 2010

We’ve just arrived home from the movies where we saw the Facebook story, or a version of it; The Social Network.

I have to confess that I wasn’t super excited about seeing it, despite my being an avid user of Facebook, nor am I super excited or enamoured now that I have seen it, but it’s certainly an interesting film, and a thought provoking one.

The main character, who I’ve heard described as an “asshole” on more than one occasion, to me, wasn’t quite as bad as that descriptor may make you think.  To me he was simply a computer software developer.  Brilliant at software, not so brilliant with social niceties.  Perhaps that’s a gross over generalisation, but in my experience, and I’ve worked in several technology based companies, and am currently myself, in a long term relationship with someone who currently works at Microsoft, it stands true.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, I certainly don’t feel like I wasted my money, and since coming home I’ve used Facebook several times, so take from that whatever you will.

So there you go.  That was my evening, as for the rest of the day, it was grey, cold and wet outside, not to mention windy, so I can barely see my nicely manicured lawns under the abundance of leaves that have been blown off the trees overnight.

Guess it’s well and truly Autumn!

Oh, before I go, Happy 20 Year Reunion to all my old High School chums who are celebrating tonight back in Australia.  I’ll raise a drink to you all a little later.




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