It done me proud to see "The Social Network" begin with Zuckerberg blogging on LiveJournal - with it's old design. Even though I deliberately never got a FB, this movie took me back to the days when I was a part of the growing internet - when I was on LJ and MS, AOL, etc., even before some kid in Missouri informed me of FB in the mid 2000's. I actually go way back to the beginning, having invented the internet myself with a couple of coconuts. Anyway, those were the days, of the brisk, upward arch, when we all caught fire over stupid petty stuff.
Hopefully the day has come when the great mundane swarm of consumers finally come to see FB for what it is: a boring Satanic Perversion, institutionalising perpetual adolescence. It is sad how the internet has swerved and changed over the years, now o0verseen by the controllers of the normative masses and their moneys. So much of modern networking is just a conspiracy of loneliness facilitating personal denial and hurt. Of course, I am not saying that many promises of the past have not been fulfilled, bringing amazing progress as well. I just long for the days before emojis, and then before emoticons, and before icons were either user pics or avatars, and before we even had to use odd text characters like this - :/ - to convey emotion - Yes, I long for the days when we would actually wince at each other, or poke each other in the eyes, and joke, as we sat across the table from one another, face-to-face, eating our electron soup.
"Zuckerberg" still isn't in LJ spellcheck.