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The Social Network in Cinemas 28 Oct 2010

I recall getting my first 14.4k dialup modem in 1995 where the sole objective was to access a few BBS, exchange messages (don’t remember what was it called before emails were emails) on Fidonet so that I can contact my girlfriend (now my wife) via such digital messages. I fondly remember even setting up a chat program on my own server so that we don’t have to pay for long distance calls. Then came Singnet which showed me what the Internet was together with mIRC.

The first social network website I recall getting on would have to be SixDegrees.com which was based on the concept of six degrees of separation. Then came eCircles.com which was really cool as it had a good graphical user interface to it. Did not have much friends who were very online back then, so any social networking was really with people whom I really did not know. However after the dot com boom, many such sites fell.

The next notable social network site that took center stage would have to be Friendster which came around in 2003. There was MySpace which somehow was not big in this part of the world, then came Facebook in a big way especially when they launched the Facebook Platform in may 2007.

I recall telling my friend Terence back in early 2007 that Facebook is it. It will be the last big social network site and looks like I’m still correct for these few years. I do believe that it will still be for the years to come.

If you’ve seen Pirates of Silicon Valley which was about the early stages of Apple and Microsoft, you are hardcore and I like you already. ;) I’ve not seen The Social Network yet, but if you liked Pirates of Silicon Valley, I believe from what i’ve read online on www.thesocialnetwork.com.sg its a movie not to be missed.

I had the privilege to go for the movie’s preview screening because Qais Consulting (where I work) was promoting the movie for Sony Pictures Singapore, but RESERVIST made it impossible. Looking at what friends like Claudia, Lester and Daphnemaia blogged + photos of the screening event make me want to so see the movie like NOW NOW. :( looks like I’ve got to wait till the end of the month when it launches in Singapore officially on 28 Oct. This is one geeky movie I believe my wife can appreciate as she also on Facebook and can relate for sure. lol. :)

Anyway, the theme song based on Creep is simply haunting. Its like the movie is calling out to me. Here is the version of it by Radiohead and The Pretenders.

Creep by Radiohead

Creep by the Pretenders

When you were here before,
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel,
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fuckin’ special

But I’m a creep,
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doin’ here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts,
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
when I’m not around
You’re so fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doin’ here?
I don’t belong here, ohhhh, ohhhh

She’s running out again
She’s running out
She run run run run…
run… run…

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep,
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doin’ here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t belong here…

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