Show MoreOne of the most popular social networking websites today is none other than Facebook. People use Facebook in order to stay connected with their friends, family and the people around them, to discover what’s going in the world, in addition to share and express what matters to them. The Social Network is a film on how Facebook was created. There was a series of events, character development, relationships and a series of different emotions that are shown throughout the film.
“Plot points significant events that turn the narrative in a new direction” (Barsam 2012, p. 133). There were a total of plot points which were: Erica breaking up with Zuckerberg, the Winklevoss twins and Divya bringing their idea of Harvard Connect to Zuckerberg, and…show more content…
However, Eduardo wanted to prove a point and be appreciated more. Instead, he was kicked out of the company by Zuckerberg.
The Social Network is a narrative type of movie, but was shown in a non-chronological order. The style was effective as the case and past events fit quite well together. Whenever they were discussing about a certain topic in the case, they will then show the past event to show what they were talking about. The non-chronological order was probably the best way to have done the flim in order for the viewers to have a better understanding. If it was told in chronological order, it would have been more difficult for the viewers to pick up on what they needed to see.
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the protagonists in the film, the Social Network. Zuckerberg is a student at Harvard University who had social issues but was able to create one of the most successful, yet also marketable social networking websites in technology history through inspiration by fellow students and a hot-headed hacking catastrophe. Like most college students, Zuckerberg had shaggy tousled hair. He’s going to college at Harvard so that must mean he has a high level of intelligence. According to an article by TIME magazine, people with a high level of intelligence will often be socially withdrawn, which can explain why Zuckerberg be introverted in parts of the film (Szalavitz, 2014). He can be described as someone is unable to connect with anyone
Social Network Impact on Youth
Online social media have gained astounding worldwide growth and popularity which has led to attracting attention from variety of researchers globally. Although with time all generations have come to embrace the changes social network has brought about, teenagers and young adults are the most fanatic users of these sites. According to various research studies in the field of online social networks, it has been revealed that these sites are impacting the lives of the youth greatly. When using these sites such as Twitter, Facebook or MySpace, there are both positive and negative effects on the youth.
It is inevitable to ignore the fact that nowadays social network plays an essential role in teenagers’ lives. Most youths are spending at least an hour in these popular social media sites. Generally, 1 out of 7 minutes which are spent online by most of those who can access internet is spent on Facebook according to Shea Bennett. One may ask how spending all that time on the social media sites may have a positive impact on them. Well, social media helps the youth and any other user updated with what is happening around the world, help the teenagers stay connected and interact with each other even if they are many miles apart. This strengthens their relationship even if they finished school and moved to different locations they stay connected and update one another.
In addition, social media sites have provided a platform whereby the youth can create groups and pages based on their common discipline and end up building connections and opportunities for their respective careers by updating various topics to discuss. Youth who have been interviewed they say that social media has become their lifestyle and it makes their lives easier and efficient.
While on one hand social network sites seems to bring people together and connected on the other hand it creates social isolation in regard to BBC News report. As the youth tend to spend many hours on these sites, they rarely have face-to-face interaction. According various studies, scientists’ evaluation determined that social isolation can lead to a host of emotional, psychological, physical and mental problems which include anxiety, depression and somatic complaints among many others.
Other negative effects of social networking various people suggested included encouraging poor spelling and grammar, exposing underage to online predators, allowing spread of misinformation that is perceived as fact, decreasing productivity as those who are supposed to be working spend time in the sites to chat, provide a perfect platform for cyber bullying and providing details that increase risks of identity theft.
Social networking clearly portrays both positive and negative effects on the youth. It is decision of an individual to make whether to continue using the sites or not.