the social network

[film on facebook]

came out in 2010

27:50 – in a world where social structure was everything.. that was the thing

34 min – if you guys were the inventors of facebook, you would have invented facebook

35 min – people don’t walk around with a sign on them…’relationship status

after all the fluff.. people care if they’re going to connect

tyler and cameron winkleboss

43 min – one says – this is harvard.. gentlemen.. we don’t plant and we don’t sue

your best friend is suing you for 600 mill (edwardo)

45 – facebook me.. maybe we can have drinks later

46:50 – it’s time to monetize the site.. mark – what does that mean – we don’t even know what it is – and it won’t ever be finished – i don’t want to compromise that

50 min – whoa – did i adequately answer your condescending question

55 – i don’t hate anybody.. they aren’t suing me for property loss, they are suing because for the first time in their lives things aren’t working out the way they wanted

1:03 – letting our imaginations run away with themselves was part of your freshman address – to president of harvard

1:08 – private life is a relic of a time gone by – napster creator – sean parker

1:10 – i’m not a part of this.. just a fan who came to say hi.. drop the the.. it’s cleaner

1:11 – you want to end the party at 11, there won’t be a party unless it’s cool

1:15 – read about it? i can read about you harming animals… we don’t know that any of that is true

1:20 – he’s wired in – that’s what i’m talking about

1:22 – that’s a good idea kid – grown ups will take it from here

1:40 – remember the algorithm on the window at kirkland.

1:51 – i’m not a bad guy

1:53 – you’re not an @#$% mark, you’re just trying so hard to be


Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskowitz, Sean Parker, ..


2/5/16 9:06 AM
#SocialMedia: What the Harvard Crimson had to say about Mark Zuckerberg & @facebook, four months… via @FastCompany
much in here..
ie: doesn’t want to get paid for work…
everyone living off whimsical curiosity… is the emperor ist of all cures
facebook redesigns like button:
..users had the option to post a sticker or—gasp—leave a written comment on a friend’s story. But in December of 2015, 1.44 billion people accessed Facebook on mobile. Of people who access it on both a monthly and daily basis, 90 percent of them do so via a mobile device. Commenting might afford nuanced responses, but composing those responses on a keypad takes too much time. People needed a way to leave feedback that was quick, easy, and gesture-based, says Zhuo. Emoji, it seemed, were the best option.
Emoji are more than playful shorthand for the written word. Nearly 70 percent of meaning derived from spoken language comes from nonverbal cues like body language and facial expression, says Vyvyan Evans,a professor of linguistics at Bangor University who studies the use of emoji in communication. “The stratospheric rise of emoji,” in text messaging, on Facebook, and elsewhere, he says, “is essentially fulfilling the function of nonverbal cues in spoken communication.” The challenge for Facebook was deciding which emoji to u
The team attempted to exploit the subtle visual cues that differentiate facial-based emoji through a variety of stylistic choices. In early tests, the design team heightened the color saturation and bolded the outlines. They made eyes more pronounced or used unorthodox forms altogether, replacing circular faces with stars. Finally, they arrived at a major insight: In order to reflect a reaction, their emoji actually needed to react
They found a middle road: Under every post, the three most commonly selected reactions will appear beside the reactions of your algorithmically determined best friends. You can see the full reaction-breakdown by clicking through. Zhuo explains, “As somebody who is just scanning newsfeed at a glance you could understand… the general sentiment of how people are reacting to the story.”
whoa… agent and puck… wo initial magnet -if it ever existed
.@jilliancyork explores Facebook’s ban on the female breast and the consequences of losing access to the platform:…
If Facebook’s banning policies suggest that women’s bodies are shameful and that trans people should not be allowed to change their names, millions of users may adopt these biases into their daily lives. Meanwhile, others will continue to face the prospect of being cut off from their friends, family and potentially their livelihoods—all as punishment for logging in, and daring to show their true selves.
Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 3:45 PM on Sat, Sep 23, 2017:
My NYT op-ed: Facebook’s “scandals” aren’t bugs, they’re features of how its business model works & how it operates.
Here’s the hard truth: All these problems are structural. Facebook is approaching half-a-trillion dollars in market capitalization because the business model — ad-targeting through deep surveillance, emaciated work force, automation and the use of algorithms to find and highlight content that entice people to stay on the site or click on ads or share pay-for-play messages — works.

Guardian US (@GuardianUS) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 20 Jan 2018 :

Facebook’s greatest weapon: endless comparison of ourselves to others (

After all, if they were gaining a sense of belonging, intimacy and safety, they’d be happier – not lonelier, meaner and sadder.

let’s go deeper.. than blaming fb

mona lisa compare law

zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 8:01 PM on Tue, Apr 10, 2018:
Yes. That movie was wrong, misguided and false. It was a grave disservice to the cause of understanding and managing the digital transition because it misrepresented to the masses the motives and the personalities driving tech.
Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 31 Oct 2019 :
Sorkin’s movie the Social Network was deceptive. @katelosse’s The Boy Kings revealed the actual personality of Zuckerberg and the creepy cultism of early Facebook. (