Digital Blues: Online networking poses problems for social behavior

By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP In a New York Times blog post last November entitled “How to Live Without Irony,” Princeton professor Christy Wampole penned a stunning critique of contemporary culture’s ironic detachment, attributing much of this shift to the rise of social media. “Our incapacity to deal with the things at hand […]

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‘The Social Network’ reveals secrets of Facebook

Just seven years ago, a couple of kids created the largest website on the Internet in a Harvard dorm room in an effort to meet some girls.

The movie “The Social Network,” based on Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, is the story of how Facebook was created and built and is now worth $33 billion and has more than 500 million members.

In theory, the movie should not work.

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