Is This Why Facebook Is So Creepy?


I’ve posted several times on what I’ve described as Facebook’s creepiness (see, for instance, here, here, and here). Now that I’ve seen The Social Network, which dramatizes the story of Facebook’s creepy genesis, complete with a creepy portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg and the creepy internet economy (which seems to be built on a creepily extreme sort of narcissism, much like that of Wall Street’s Masters of The Universe that Tom Wolfe exposed in Bonfire of The Vanities), it seems to me that I may have found an explanation of its creepiness. Like most of the critics, I recommend it, although it left me feeling, well… creeped out.

Here’s the trailer-