Topical because of the movie “The Social Network” maybe, but lots on history of social networking surfacing at the moment.
First, and I missed it yesterday, but it’s coming soon on iPlayer… A Radio 4 series on “The Secret History of Social Networks“.
And, finally, the movie itself… A superb, deep, explorative look at the story behind one of the biggest changes in our lives.
Which makes you think… Not least how great Aaron Sorkin is. Download the entire screenplay here and enjoy some of the best writing out there.
‘Cause theFacebook is cool. If we start
installing pop-ups for Mountain Dew it’s
Well I wasn’t thinking Mountain Dew but
at some point–and I’m talking as the
business end of the company–the site–
We don’t even know what it is yet. We
don’t know what it is, we don’t know what
it can be, we don’t know what it will be.
We know that it’s cool, that is a
priceless asset I’m not giving it up.
When will it be finished?
It won’t be finished, that’s the point.
The way fashion’s never finished.
Fashion. Fashion is never finished.
You’re talking about fashion? Really?
I’m talking about the idea of it and I’m
saying it’s never finished.