Sorry, I mean film. The Facebook Film. I want to watch this with my mum a couple of nights ago. Facebook is something which I use massively. I love it. It is as simple as that. Why do I love it? Well, in my position, it allows me to keep in touch very easily with a large number of people very easily. I wouldn’t be in touch with as many people as I am now – people who I really value – people with whom I have recently met up with, who I wouldn’t have met up with – if it wasn’t for facebook. I thank facebook for giving me that opportunity. It allows me to learn about what my friends are up to, and more importantly emotional traumas they have been through and wish to share with their friends for support. I know of no other platform which would allow me to do that.
The nature of my job means that at times I am quite lonely. Lonely and alone, sitting in a hotel room somewhere. I have friends though, and they come everywhere with me. I chat to a lot of them online, I know what they are up to and when they will be around. It is real friendship, and it means I never feel that far away.
The film was good. It is told by the people who ‘won’ the lawsuits, so I have to take it all with a pinch of salt, but it is still worth going to see. And let’s face it, you can’t really get around Facebook. The Facebook generation is here. People no longer swap phone numbers, but get their smartphones out of their pockets and instantly add each other (like I did in Korea the other day). There is a whole new culture, and honestly, while being a complete time suck, it isn’t going to disappear soon.